John Freemuth, Ph.D.
Cecil Andrus Endowed Chair of Environment and Public Lands; University Distinguished Professor of Public Policy
Environmental Research Building
Room 5137, Mail Stop 1935
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1935
John Freemuth is Cecil Andrus Endowed Chair of Environment and Public Lands, University Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching /CAES of Professor of the Year for Idaho for 2001 at Boise State University.
His primary interest is with the public lands of the United States having written a number of books and articles and given over 100 presentations on our public lands. He chaired the Science Advisory Board of the Bureau of Land Management, after being appointed by Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt. He is principal investigator on a grant from the United States Geological Survey, involving in part mapping the protected areas of the United States (PAD US) and with the Andrus Center is working on a grant from the Bureau of Land Management on policy issues surrounding BLM.
He is an active participant as moderator in the Idaho Forest Restoration Partnership and the Western Governors Association collaborative projects on working landscapes and invasive species.
He has been a high school teacher, and seasonal park ranger. While a ranger, at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area he wrote “Wanderer for Beauty: Everett Ruess in the Glen Canyon Area,”a park interpretive handout and is glad Everett has yet to be found. Waldo Reuss, Everett’s brother, sent him a letter where he said he enjoyed reading it. He has a BA from Pomona College and a Ph.D. from Colorado State University.