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As it stands now, the Endangered Species Act has the potential to affect the core of Idaho's economy: timber, mining, agriculture. It touches all corners of the state. Yet the act itself may be in jeopardy. A conservative mood has swept the nation as Congress reviews the current laws and perhaps sets a new course for protecting species that face extinction. What does this mean for Idaho? In this issue of FOCUS, we take a broad look at the act, examine the battle brewing over the Bruneau snail, get the perspective of former Gov. Cecil Andrus, and hear from leaders of the environmental, religious and Native American communities. Cover photo by Glenn Oakley.

Record Group Number

UP 4.12

Publication Date

Winter 1995


Boise State University