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EOC 177: The Politics of Public Lands with Larry LaRocco

EOC 177: The Politics of Public Lands with Larry LaRocco

Larry Larocco spent his political career working on public lands issues in the Western US.  He began his career working for Senator Frank Church and played a key role in the establishment of the River of No Return Wilderness in central Idaho.  As a congressman he introduced the legislation that created the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey NCA, an area just south of Boise, ID that is home to the highest nesting densities of birds of prey anywhere in North America.  Few political leaders have had such an outsized influence on the current makeup of our public lands system, and it was an honor to speak with Congressman Larocco about his unique political career.  This interview was recorded for an oral history project focused on the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey NCA.  This oral history series was produced by the Birds of Prey NCA Partnership, a friends group for this NCA, working in close collaboration with the BLM, the Peregrine Fund’s Archives of Falconry, and the Wild Le

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