New Andrus Center Blog Launches

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The Andrus Center for Public Policy has launched a new blog with three high-profile contributors expected to focus on "the ongoing discussion of public policy in the American West."

Contributors include Marc Johnson, managing partner for the Boise office of Gallatin Public Affairs and former chief of staff and press secretary to ex-Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus; Chris Carlson, retired Gallatin founder who also served as the director of the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Public Affairs under President Jimmy Carter; and John C. Freemuth, senior fellow at the Andrus Center for Public Policy and a professor of political science and public administration at Boise State.

The Andrus Center, which was founded in 1995, has published white papers and reports on topics from forest management and wildfires to river management and an overall view of wildlife, people and land in the West. The new blog looks to be a more frequently updated discussion of those topics, albeit covered in a depth more appropriate for reading on your smartphone than your typical white paper tends to be.