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John Freemuth

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 1:11 pm / August 16, 2016


Portrait of John Freemuth

John Freemuth

Professor
Department of Public Policy and Administration
School of Public Service

John Freemuth was quoted in an Associated Press story about the listing of the slickspot peppergrass plant under the Endangered Species Act. The flowering plant is found only in eight southwest Idaho counties. Freemuth noted that those eight counties also rely on grazing, and its listing will have ramifications. “Where exactly is it and what uses are going on in that habitat? Those will now have to be reassessed, or even whether those uses will be allowed to continue because of the existence of that particular plant.”

Read the full story on the ABC News webpage.