Public Affairs Report
The Office of the Provost recently announced that John Freemuth, executive director of the Cecil D. Andrus Center for Public Policy and professor of public policy and administration, has been selected as the 2018 Boise State University Distinguished Professor. This title constitutes one of the highest honors that may be given to a faculty member at Boise State and is reserved for a select few who have made significant contributions to their academic disciplines.
Read more about Freemuth’s selection for this award in the March 2nd Boise State Update.
Original Source: Boise State Update 3/2/2018
Elizabeth Fredericksen recently co-authored an article with Public Policy and Administration doctoral student John Riggins for the California Journal of Politics and Policy titled “Idaho: Carefully and Cautiously Progressing”. The article focused on what went into Idaho’s FY18 budget and possible implications for the FY19 budget.
The full article is available on eScholarship.
Original Source: Boise State Update, January 11
John Freemuth was interviewed by Boise State Public Radio for a story titled “What The Nevada Bundy Mistrial Means For Public Lands” about the federal government case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy.
Freemuth is quated saying that the trial “sets back a lot of work,” and noted the roll personality and personal relationships between ranchers and managers had on this case.
Original Source: Boise State Update 1/5/18
Interior Secretary Zinke invokes Teddy Roosevelt as model, but his public land policies don’t
John Freemuth is the Executive Director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University. He receives funding from USGS and BLM.
Are we seeing an end to Idaho’s ‘forest wars’?
“For decades, Idaho seemed caught up in what Boise State University environmental policy professor John Freemuth coined the “forest wars.”.”
Original source: Lewiston Morning Tribune, 9/27/17
Original Source: The Blue Review, 9/25/17
Forest Service, Idaho work to boost logging on federal land
… you don’t compromise environmental values,” said John Freemuth, a Boise State University environmental policy professor and public lands expert.
“The article discusses agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a template for other Western states to create jobs and reduce the severity of wildfires.”
Suzanne McCorkle and Melanie Reese have published the second edition of their book, “Personal Conflict Management” (2018, Routledge). The book details the common causes of conflict, showcases the theories that explain why conflict happens, presents strategies for managing conflict, and invites consideration of the risks of leaving conflict unsettled.
Origination source: Boise State UPDATE, 9/15/17
John Freemuth was quoted in a High Country News story titled “Trump administration erodes environmental protections.” Read the full article in the High Country News.
“Boise State University President Bob Kustra will moderate a forum presented by the Idaho Environmental Forum, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational association, from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 in the Sapphire Room at The Riverside Hotel.
The forum, titled “The Politics of Protected Areas: National Parks, Monuments, and Wilderness,” will focus on the politics of monuments such as Craters of the Moon and Bears Ears, as well as other protected areas such as national parks and wilderness. The speakers will discuss challenges and opportunities related to federally protected areas, including the role of the American people and how they interpret and engage with these places.
“The passing of Cecil Andrus and the celebration of his public lands legacy illustrate the importance of our national parks monuments wilderness and protected areas. Some of these lands appear to many to be under assault today; this forum will explore their status and the issues surrounding them,” said John Freemuth, a Boise State professor of environmental policy and executive director of the Cecil D. Andrus Center for Public Policy.
In addition to Freemuth, the forum will feature University of Illinois professor of political science Robert Pahre and Idaho Conservation League executive director Rick Johnson.
Learn more and register to attend on the Idaho Environmental Forum website.”
Original source: Boise State UPDATE 9/2/17