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2014 Conference

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Wilderness: America’s Heritage

Wilderness: America’s Heritage

Historian Douglas Brinkley, author of The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America; and the forthcoming Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the American Conservation Movement will keynote the conference Sunday evening October 19.

Watch Congressman Mike Simpson speak at the 2014 Frank Church Wilderness Conference.

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A reception will be held prior to the address. The daytime conference on October 20 will feature a number of speakers including Tom Tidwell, U.S. Chief of the Forest Service, in the Simplot Ballroom. Congressman Mike Simpson will speak at the luncheon on October 20 in the Hatch Ballroom. A dinner honoring Governor Cecil D. Andrus, former Secretary of the Interior, with the Frank and Bethine Church Award for Public Service, will be held Monday evening, October 20 in the Stueckle Sky Center.

While the conference is open and free to the public, advance registration will be required for the reception, luncheon and dinner.


For more conference information, please contact: Garry Wenske
Executive Director
(208) 426-2941

Parking for the keynote address and conference in the Lincoln Garage at University Drive and Lincoln Avenue; and for the dinner at the West Stadium Lot.


Idaho Humanities Council The Wilderness Society Sierra Club Founded 1892 Idaho Statesman - 150 Years
Boise State University College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs Department of Public Policy and Administration Boise State Public Radio Idaho Conservation League