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John Freemuth

John Freemuth is Professor of Public Policy and Executive Director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University. His primary academic interest is with the public lands of the United States. Currently his work gravitates towards puzzling out the relationship between science and public policy as it relates to issues surrounding the public lands. He wrote “Thoughts on the Role of Science in Public Policy Making” in Ecology and Conservation of Greater Sage-Grouse: A Landscape Species and Its Habitats (University of California Press, 2011). He just published his and Zachary Smith’s Environmental Politics and Policy in the West (UC Boulder). He chaired the Science Advisory Board of the Bureau of Land Management, after being appointed by Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt. He was the Senior Fellow at the Cecil Andrus Center for Public Policy from 1998-2011, becoming Executive Director of the Center in July, 2016. He is principal investigator on a grant from the United States Geological Survey working on improving the policy utility of GAP Analysis, Species Modeling and Protected Area data. He and the Andrus Center are also working on a grant from the Bureau of Land Management on policy issues surrounding sage grouse and wildland fire. He has also been a high school teacher, and seasonal park ranger. While a ranger, long ago, 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. He has a BA from Pomona College and a Ph.D. from Colorado State University. He was named the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching /CAES of Professor of the Year for Idaho for 2001.

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