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

Physical & Mailing Address: 
714 W. State Street, Suite 324
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 364-4549
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2014 McClure Forum on Science and Public Policy

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

September 19, 2014 | 7 - 8:30 pm
Lincoln Auditorium, State Capitol
Boise, Idaho

Reception to Follow

The 2014 McClure Forum on Science and Public Policy will explore 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 is 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 will discuss how science has helped and also challenged their thinking about the land, its wildlife and surrounding communities.

Confirmed panelists include Brett Dumas (Idaho Power), John Robison (Idaho Conservation League) and Brenda Richards (Owyhee County Treasurer and V.P Public Lands Council). Additional panelists will include an elected representative, Local Working Group member, and rancher. Idaho Public Television will tape the event for later broadcast.

For more information, please contact Priscilla Salant,  

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