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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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Our well-attended events highlight independent, nonpartisan engagement on critical issues confronting Idaho, the American West, and the United States.

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Upcoming Events

Celebration of Life for Tracy Andrus
May 14, 2024

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Tracy Andrus

Tracy Andrus, Andrus Center for Public Policy Chairman and fearless leader, passed away on the morning of March 12, 2024. Tracy was the second of three daughters of former Idaho Governor and Secretary of the Interior Cecil D. Andrus and Carol M. Andrus. A celebration of Tracy’s life will be hosted by the family and the Andrus Center on May 14, 4:00 PM at the Steuckle Sky Center at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. RSVP required. 


Net Zero Mixer

April 16, 2024

Join the Boise State University Division of Research and Economic Development, School of the Environment, and the Andrus Center for Public Policy as we partner in hosting an evening reception focused on Net Zero projects across campus. This evening reception is an excellent opportunity to find out more about Net Zero research capacity at Boise State University, drive connections, and mingle with faculty and organizations.

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2024 Environmental Conference
April 16, 2024

Application deadline April 1, 2024

Energy sources

This year’s conference will focus on navigating challenges and seizing opportunities in energy transitions on public lands across the West.  “The Emerging Energy Transition: Risks and Opportunities for Western Public Lands” will be held in-person on Tuesday, April 16th at Boise State University Student Union building.

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