SEJ's 30th Annual Conference, Boise, ID, Sept. 23-27, 2020



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Idaho bridges more than the continental divide:

A red state with a streak of bright purple, Idaho banks on tech, recreation and agriculture. Its history of logging, ranching and mining has left a complicated legacy on its awe-inspiring landscape. In Boise, America’s fastest growing city, you can ski and golf on the same winter day. But the challenges and opportunities facing state and tribal governments are familiar: urban sprawl, limited resources, energy sources, and conserving the wild for future generations.

#SEJ2020 All-Day Workshops — Wednesday, September 23

  1. Public Lands and Environmental Justice in the West: Part Two
  2. Covering Oceans and Coasts (and Salmon and Orcas)
  3. Climate Change and Agriculture: Problems and Solutions

#SEJ2020 Tours — Thursday, September 24
(draft titles, subject to change)

  1. Idaho National Lab
  2. Redfish Lake, Salmon, Dams and Orcas
  3. Recreation Economy and the Urban/Wildland Interface
  4. Songbirds to Raptors: Conflict and Conservation in the American West
  5. Agriculture and Water Quality in the Magic Valley
  6. Collaborative Forestry and Uncooperative Wildfire
  7. Ranching With Wolves: Can Humans and Large Predators Coexist?
  8. Sagebrush Country: Grouse, Grazing and Wildfire
  9. Agriculture, Climate Change and Farmworker Rights in Idaho


Join Society of Environmental Journalists and our host, Boise State University, in September 2020 for a jam-packed election year agenda!

Conference co-chairs:

Rocky Barker, Retired Daily Environmental Reporter

Christy George, Freelance Radio News Editor


Protocols for SEJ Annual Conferences (how to get your proposal considered):

  • For SEJ members: The deadline was February 25 to submit your proposal for a panel session at our 30th Annual Conference in Boise in September 2020. Details will be posted here when available. Please include a draft title and speaker ideas if you have them.
  • For non-members.