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Andrus Center for Public Policy

The Andrus Center for Public Policy advances the legacy issues of former Idaho Governor and Secretary of the Interior, Cecil D. Andrus — wise use of our environmental resources and public lands, ensuring our children enter the classroom ready to learn, and cultivating leadership from all segments of our society. The Andrus Center provides a nationally respected forum for addressing vital public policy issues of our time.

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Re-creating Public Land Recreation

On Tuesday, April 18th, the Andrus Center will host an in-person environmental conference focused on recreation and public lands with an eye towards resolving tensions and furthering best practices. Public lands act as anchoring institutions for surrounding communities. This conference, Re-creating Public Land Recreation, is designed to encourage actions and discussion toward both long and short term actions to better support and create mutually beneficial relationships between recreationists and public lands.

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Welcome Dr. Emily Wakild

The Andrus Center is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Emily Wakild as the Cecil D. Andrus Endowed Chair for Environment and Public Lands starting in August 2022.
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