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Idea of Nature: Future of Idaho's Landscapes


Sponsored in part by The Nature Conservancy, the goal of Boise State University's Idea of Nature Lecture Series is to promote interdisciplinary inquiry about the environment and to foster dialogue across the campus and community.

These lectures are free, open to the public, and require no tickets. All events will be held in the Boise State Student Union building.

“Rights of Nature: The Future of Idaho’s Landscape”

This lecture features Paulette Jordan, formerly in the Idaho House of Representatives and candidate for governor of Idaho.

Paulette Jordan grew up on a farm in northern Idaho and was the youngest person ever elected to the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council. In 2014, she was elected to represent her home district in the Idaho House of Representatives and successfully ran for a second term two years later. Her campaign for governor in 2018 garnered local and national media attention, and if elected she would have been the first woman and first Native American governor of Idaho.