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Dr. John Freemuth in Fox News story on Western Wildfires

Photo-Freemuth,JohnPublic lands expert John Freemuth is once again in the news following an Associated Press interview regarding the massive wildfires burning across the west. He notes that this year’s fires are much more intense due to years of fire suppression coupled with drought and heat. The problem is made worse because of a lack of money available for prescribed burns or to clear brush.

Freemuth Quoted on Soda Springs Fire

Photo-Freemuth,JohnJohn Freemuth was quoted in an Associated Press story about the Soda Fire that is quickly spreading across a vast swath of southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon, threatening homes and sage grouse habitat. Freemuth, an expert on public lands policy, said the scenario, while worst case, is not surprising given conditions.

John Freemuth quoted in an Associated Press story

John Freemuth was quoted in an Associated Press story about a bill passed by the U.S. Senate that willPhoto-Freemuth,John protect 275,000 acres of wilderness. The plan creates the Boulder White Clouds wilderness area and is 15 years in the making. Freemuth said he believes the bill gained momentum due to debate over the potential of the Obama administration to designate the area a national monument.

Original Source: Update, John Freemuth, Published 4:01 PM, August 5, 2015

John Freemuth signs a letter addressed to Neil Kornze

Photo-Freemuth,JohnJohn Freemuth was among three dozen environmental and natural resource academics to sign a letter addressed to Neil Kornze, director of the national Bureau of Land Management, calling for better use of its power to designate Areas of Critical Environmental Concern. ACECs are areas that require “special management attention … to protect and prevent irreparable damage to important historic, cultural, or scenic values, fish and wildlife resources or other natural systems or processes,” or to protect people from natural hazards.

John Freemuth Quoted in AP Article

Photo-Freemuth,JohnJohn Freemuth was quoted in an Associated Press story about a bill passed by the U.S. Senate that will protect 275,000 acres of wilderness. The plan creates the Boulder White Clouds wilderness area and is 15 years in the making. Freemuth said he believes the bill gained momentum due to debate over the potential of the Obama administration to designate the area a national monument.

Eric Lindquist

Eric Lindquist, Public Policy, studio portraitEric Lindquist recently participated in the 40th Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop in Broomfield, Colorado. The workshop is sponsored by the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Lindquist was an invited panelist on the “Public Engagement and Disaster Risk Reduction” panel.

Vanessa Fry, Project Coordinator for Public Policy Research Center and Ph.D. student for Public Policy

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Vanessa Fry, Project Coordinator for Public Policy Research Center and Ph.D. student for Public Policy gave two presentations at the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society and the Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference

Original source: Update, Vanessa Fry, Published 12:56 PM, June 30, 2015

 

 

 

Eric Lindquist presented a poster at the Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation

Eric LEric Lindquist, Public Policy, studio portraitundquist, Director of Boise State’s Public Policy Research Center, presented a poster at the Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation.

Original Source: Update, Eric Lindquist, Published 12:56 pm, June 30, 2015

John Freemuth Quoted in Blue Ridge Now

Photo-Freemuth,JohnJohn Freemuth, a public lands expert, was quoted in an Associated Press story about $10 million pledged by the federal government to reduce wildfire risks in 13 states. More than $7 million of that is earmarked for projects that benefit the greater sage grouse, which is under consideration for federal protection. Read the story here.

Originally Cited: Blue Ridge Now, 6/16/2015

“Gender Balance Legistlation at the State and Local Level” by Wendy Jaquet, Boise State PhD Student in Public Policy and Administration

See article: Gender Balance Legislation at the State and Local Level, The Blue Review, 6/16/15