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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, proper funding of education for our children and the cultivation of 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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2023 Environmental Conference


Tuesday, April 18, 2023

The 2023 Andrus Center Environmental Conference will focus on recreation and public lands with an eye towards resolving tensions and furthering best practices. This conference will be held in-person on Tuesday, April 18th at the Barber Park facility in east Boise on the eve of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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The Sawtooth NRA at 50: Our Legacy and Future Challenges

The Andrus Center shares a report recognizing the bipartisan creation and collaborative management of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area in advance of the 50th anniversary Sawtooth NRA Community Celebration on August 20, 2022.

The report follows the Center’s online conference, The Sawtooth NRA at 50: Our Legacy and Future Challenges, which took place on May 24th, 2022. The conference convened a series of keynote speakers and panels that included many of the diverse perspectives on the Sawtooth National Recreation Area’s past and future challenges. Recordings of this event are available.

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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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