Four Boise State public policy and administration program students will take part in the third National Student Congress on Public Land Policy for Land Management in Las Cruces, New Mexico on Sept. 8-11.
Mackenzie Case, Eric Olson, Kim Young and Jared Talley are the four students who were selected to participate in the event.
“I am passionate about the many challenges and opportunities involved in managing and protecting our public lands,” Case said. “In addition to my graduate studies, I worked at the Defenders of Wildlife from 2013-15 and interned this summer at the Idaho Conservation League to expand my knowledge and skill sets in public lands policy. I’m excited to participate in the Student Congress and to have this unique opportunity to add to my experiences.”
The four Boise State students will work with policy makers, current and former federal land managers, and academics to discuss land policy and a changing environment.
“I am most interested in understanding how people use their existing environments,” Young said. “I’ll be working to create policy that preserves the quality of those resources for generations to come.”