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BOISE — Stakeholders in Idaho’s lands will gather at Boise State University to learn how diverse interests can find common ground, according to a news release about the event.

Sponsored by a diverse group of businesses and organizations, the day-long conference will include presentations by new Idaho Lands Department Director Dustin Miller. The closing keynote speaker is Dr. Matthew Hurteau of the University of New Mexico who will discuss “the limits of science-based decisionmaking.”

“The thing that makes this conference unique is it is based on looking forward and finding solutions,” said Roger Plothow, president of APG Signature Events, which produces the conference. APG-SE is a division of Adams Publishing Group, which owns 11 newspapers in Idaho, from Nampa to Driggs, including Idaho Press.

Conference topics will include:

n Mining and stewardship — getting beyond reclamation.

n Rock Creek Ranch: A model of collaboration.

n The Payette Forest Collaborative: A working model that includes recreation interests.

For more information and to register, go to

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