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Boise

The James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research

Physical & Mailing Address: 
GAR Building
714 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 364-4549
mcclurecenter@uidaho.edu
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Public Forums

2014 McClure Forum on Science and Public Policy


Sage Grouse

The 2014 McClure Forum on Science and Public Policy explored the relationship between science and effective policy making through the lens of Idaho’s sage-grouse conservation planning and a possible endangered species listing in 2015 by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

The forum’s goal was to examine the role of science in the mix of considerations guiding the development of the state’s conservation plan. Based on personal experiences, a panel of Idahoans discussed how science has helped and also challenged their thinking about the land, its wildlife and surrounding communities. 



Building Trust in Science:
Is Idaho Getting it Right with Sage-Grouse?

 2014 McClure Forum on Science and Public Policy
Co-sponsored by the University of Idaho’s
McClure Center, Rangeland Center, and
National Science Foundation-IGERT* Project

Watch the event on Idaho Public Television October 8, 9 pm Mountain and Pacific
 or online at http://idahoptv.org/insession/archive.cfm.
Select McClure Center Forums, “Is Idaho Getting it Right with Sage-Grouse?"


 

Welcome          Priscilla Salant, James A. and Louise McClure Center        
Background     Dustin Miller, Governor’s Office of Species Conservation
Panel Discussion
Moderator
Aaron Kunz, Idaho Public Television
Panelists   
Donna Bennett, Owyhee County Sage-Grouse Local Working Group                        
Sen. Bert Brackett, Governor’s Sage-Grouse Task Force                                    
Jack Connelly, Idaho Department of Fish and Game                                                   
Brett Dumas, Governor’s Sage-Grouse Task Force – Idaho Power                         
Brenda Richards, Owyhee County Treasurer and Public Lands Council                         
John Robison, Governor’s Sage-Grouse Task Force – Idaho Conservation League

  Response        
IGERT Sagebrush Team representatives, Amanda Bentley Brymer and Joe Holbrook

  Questions       
John Freemuth, Department of Public Policy, Boise State University

 Closing  Priscilla Salant, James A. and Louise McClure Center        

 The McClure Center wishes to thank the panelists, Idaho Public Television, and UI’s Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences for helping to make this forum possible.

 *  Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship, the National Science Foundation’s flagship interdisciplinary training program.

For more information, please contact Priscilla Salant, psalant@uidaho.edu  

Sponsored by the University of Idaho’s James A and Louise McClure Center and National Science Foundation-IGERT Project