11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Registration
12:00 - 1:00 pm: Program/Lunch
It's back to the future with Governor Cecil Andrus!
Characterizing himself as a person who is "not always right but seldom in doubt" we will get the Governor's take on current issues such as the National Monument proposal for the White Clouds mountains in central Idaho and the Island Park caldera near Yellowstone National Park, and the recurring notion of transferring Federal lands to state management.
Governor Andrus was the featured speaker at the very first program of a new group called the Idaho Environmental Professionals during his third of four terms as Governor of Idaho. Since that first program in August 1989 our organization, now called the Idaho Environmental Forum, has put in 199 programs. So for the milestone program number 200 it is fitting we go back to our roots and once again hear from Cecil Andrus. Governor Andrus will reflect on his observations from that first program in August 1989 (a speech we will post on our website), and how the environmental issues have changed. And, in many instances, how things have remained the same.
Elected Governor four times (1970, 1974, 1986 and 1990) and serving four years as Secretary of the Interior under President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981), Cecil Andrus' legacy in Idaho environmental policy is unmatched. In the need to balance both economic and environmental imperatives he often says, "First you have to make a living, then you have to have a living worthwhile."
Add with the four terms as a state senator between 1960 and 1970 plus his leadership of the Andrus Center for Public Policy and Boise State University since 1995, and Andrus stands as one of the more enduring figures of Idaho history for a half century of public life. We are honored to have Governor Andrus join us for this IEF milestone.
Idaho Environmental Forum