Policy Analysis Group
phone: (208) 885-5776
fax: (208) 885-6226
email: pag@uidaho.edu

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1134
Moscow, ID 83844-1134

Advisory Committee

A standing Advisory Committee has specific functions assigned by the PAG’s enabling legislation. The committee’s main charge is to review current issues and suggest topics for analysis. Based on those suggestions, the dean of the College of Natural Resources works closely with the PAG director to design analysis projects. The Advisory Committee has a responsibility to suggest the appropriate focus of the analysis. This is done iteratively, until an outline for the project is mutually agreed upon by the committee and the PAG. The outline is usually organized as a series of focus questions, and the PAG's analytical tasks are to develop replies to the questions. The PAG uses the resources of the university and other public and private organizations as need be. Once the PAG becomes active on a project, the committee receives periodic oral progress reports. This process defines the scope of PAG report content and provides freedom for the PAG to conduct unbiased analysis.

Dennis Becker, Ph.D., Director

Philip Cook, Research Associate

Advisory Committee

  • Tom Schultz—Director, Idaho Department of Lands—Boise, ID 
  • Kent Henderson—Idaho Wildlife Federation—Lewiston, ID 
  • Russ Hendricks, Director of Gov’t. Affairs, Idaho Farm Bureau Federation—Boise, ID 
  • John Robison—Public Lands Director, Idaho Conservation League—Boise, ID 
  • Virgil Moore—Director, Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game—Boise, ID 
  • Cecilia Seesholtz—Supervisor, Boise National Forest—Boise, ID 
  • Mark Benson—Vice President of Public Affairs, Potlatch Corp.—Spokane, WA
  • Jeff Foss, Deputy State Director, Idaho Office, Bureau of Land Management