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Schedule

Barber Park Event Center

Address: 4049 S Eckert Rd, Boise, ID 83716

*Also being broadcast virtually

TimeActivitySpeakers
7:30am
Registration & Breakfast
8:00amWelcome Moderator: Emily Wakild, Ph.D., Cecil D. Andrus Endowed Chair for Environment and Public Lands, Andrus Center for Public Policy, Boise State
8:30amOpening: Current and Evolving Trends in Public Land Recreation
Moderator: Vanessa Fry, Director, Idaho Policy Institute
  • Bob Keiter, Professor of Law, Wallace Stegner Center of Land, Resources, and the Environment, University of Utah
  • Megan Lawson, PhD., Research Lead, Headwaters Economics

9:00am
Panel: State and Local Perspectives on the Future of Public Land RecreationModerator: Scott Martin, Chattanooga Department of Parks & Outdoors
  • Susan Buxton, Director, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Luis Benitez, Endeavor Consulting/former Director, Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office
  • Nate Duckett, Mayor, City of Farmington, New Mexico
  • Sara Arkle, Parks Resource Superintendent, City of Boise
10:15amBreak
10:30amPanel: Tribal and Federal Perspectives on the Future of Public Land RecreationModerator: Kirk Siegler, National Public Radio
  • Cameron Sholly, Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park
    National Park Service
  • Sammy Matsaw, PhD. Research Scientist, Fort Hall Shoshone Bannock Tribes, co-founder River Newe
  • Toby Bloom, National Program Manager, Tourism and Interpretive Services for the United States Forest Service
  • Leon Thomas, District Manager, Bureau of Land Management - Phoenix District Office
11:45amBreak
12:00pmLunch and Keynote AddressModerator: Jenna Whitlock, Vice-Chair, Andrus Center for Public Policy
Introduction: Lauren McLean, Mayor, City of Boise
  • Tracy Stone-Manning, Director, Bureau of Land Management
1:00pmBreak
1:15pmGovernor's PerspectiveGovernor Brad Little
1:45pmPanel: Partner and User Perspectives on the Future of Public Land Recreation
Moderator: Kim Cross, Environmental Writer
  • Ashley Korenblat, founding Managing Director, Public Land Solutions and CEO, Western Spirit Cycling Adventures
  • Katie McKalip, Communications Director, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
  • Erik Weiseth, Vice President, Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association and Managing Partner, Orange Torpedo Trips
  • Brad Wilson, General Manager, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area
  • Evan Robins, Education and Stewardship Manager, Tread Lightly!
3:15pmBreak
3:30pm
Closing Panel: The Emerging Role of Foundations in Public Land Recreation.
    Where can philanthropy fill the gaps and catalyze change?
Moderator: Kirk Siegler, National Public Radio
  • Steve Bullock, former Governor of Montana, Chair, Foundation for America‚Äôs Public Lands
  • Mary Mitsos, President and CEO, National Forest Foundation (Missoula)
4:30pmConcluding Remarks and Reflections
Emily Wakild, Cecil D. Andrus Endowed Chair for the Environment and Public Lands, Andrus Center for Public Policy, Boise State