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Mitigation Fee Refunds

New homeowners have an incentive to participate in conservation education and volunteer opportunities at Harris Ranch. Two-thirds ($200) of the $300 deed transfer fee paid at closing will be refunded to homeowners who participate in two wildlife education events or conservation projects ($100/activity). Find a listing of HRWMA-approved activities below. You must participate within the first two years after closing on your home.
To request a reimbursement, print and fill out one HRWMA Participation Form for each activity. Take the form with you to the activity and have the activity leader sign the form, then mail it to the Harris Ranch Wildlife Mitigation Association at: HRWMA, PO Box 1949, Boise, ID 83701.
Click here for form: HRWMA Participation Form   Participation Forms can be mailed to you upon request.

Upcoming events

    • 06/08/2017
    • 07/29/2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Near Intersection of Highway 21 and Warm Springs Ave.

    Boise River Songbird BandingFree Event, Space Limited, Get Ticket at link Below
    Date: Pick your Date: June 8th, June 18th, June 29th, July 8th, July 22nd, July 29th
    Time: 6:40 am to 11:30 am
    Location: Near Intersection of Highway 21 & Warm Springs Ave
    Join the Intermountain Bird Observatory Crew for a morning of songbird banding at our beautiful Boise River Site near the intersection of Warm Springs Ave. & Highway 21! We'll catch, band & release wild songbirds all forming as par of our standardized breeding season monitoring.
    Please register for FREE tickets on eventbrite & to get more details about this event. You do not need to attend all of the dates.
    Click Here to Get Your Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boise-river-songbird-banding-tickets-33228239559

    Location: The Boise River Intermountain Bird Observatory is located near the intersection of Warm Springs Avenue and the Highway 21 bridge, on the north side of the river, starting near the Diversion Dam and continuing over 1 mile downstream. The banding station is located on the south end of the property just upstream of the highway 21 bridge.

    Directions

    Directions to the banding station:

    Approaching from Warm Springs Ave: From where Warm Springs Ave makes a T with Highway 21, drive straight across highway 21 (heading southwest) onto the gravel access road. Drive down toward the greenbelt (past chain link fenced area and “no access” signs) to reach the parking area. 

    Cars may park in the gravel parking area by the old dam turbine (red star on the map). Walk across the greenbelt and around the gates (there will be a “bird banding today” sign). Follow the access road (orange on the map) down to the banding station (marked in purple). If parking is full, use the overflow parking area off of Warm Springs Ave. marked in green. Walk down the greenbelt to the orange access road.


    NOTES:
    • There is Poison Ivy here! Please stay on trails until you have talked to IBO staff about the location of poison ivy patches.
    • There are no restrooms on site. The nearest facilities are a 4 minute drive from the site, at Discovery State Park. We recommend a visit to Discovery before you come to see us :)
    • This site is handicap accessible (vehicle access to banding station). Email us for more information: IBO@boisestate.edu

    http://www.boiseriverenhancement.org/events/songbird-banding-intermountain-bird-observatory/

    • 10/01/2017
    • 04/30/2018

    Online Sign - up 

    Start Learning about the program and sign up early so you do not miss out!

    Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. FeederWatchers periodically count the birds they see at their feeders from November through early April and send their counts to Project FeederWatch. FeederWatch data help scientists track broadscale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

    Anyone interested in birds can participate. FeederWatch is conducted by people of all skill levels and backgrounds, including children, families, individuals, classrooms, retired persons, youth groups, nature centers, and bird clubs. You can count birds as often as every week, or as infrequently as you like: the schedule is completely flexible. All you need is a bird feeder, bird bath, or plantings that attract birds.

    New participants are sent a Research Kit with complete instructions for participating, as well as a bird identification poster and more. You provide the feeder(s) and seed. Then each fall participants receive our 16-page, year-end report, Winter Bird Highlights. Participants also receive access to the digital version of Living Bird, the Cornell Lab’s award-winning, quarterly magazine.

    There is a $18 annual participation fee for U.S. residents ($15 for Cornell Lab members). Canadians can participate by joining Bird Studies Canada for CAN$35. The participation fee covers materials, staff support, web design, data analysis, and the year-end report (Winter Bird Highlights). Project FeederWatch is supported almost entirely by participation fees. Without the support of our participants, this project wouldn’t be possible.


Past events

08/19/2017 BUG DAY: Idaho Botanical Garden & College of Idaho
07/12/2017 Discovering Boise's Wildflowers and Butterflies - Sunset Lecture Series
07/09/2017 Family Birding Walk - Kathryn Albertson Park
07/07/2017 Citizen workshop Monarch and Milkweed
07/05/2017 BOISE BIRDING SERIES – Bird Identification
06/29/2017 Rattlesnake Awareness & Hunting Trap Release/Avoidance Class - Stay safe while living alongside wildlife
06/18/2017 Biterbrush Seed Collection with the HRWMA - an evening in the Boise Foothills in Late June or Early July
06/15/2017 Monarch Butterfly Excursion - Parks, Monarchs & Milkweeds
06/10/2017 Conservation in the City
06/08/2017 TOUR OF THE RESERVES - Polecat Gulch Reserve
06/07/2017 BOISE BIRDING SERIES – Bird Identification
05/20/2017 Birding for all Seasons - CANCELED Due to High Water - Marianne Williams Park - with Boise Parks & Rec and Audubon Society
05/18/2017 Tour of the Reserves - Mesa Reserve hike, by Table Rock
05/13/2017 Sheep in the Foothills - shuttle from Fort Boise Community Center to Foothills Learning Center
05/08/2017 Wildlife Lecture - Bees
05/03/2017 BOISE BIRDING SERIES – Bird Identification
04/22/2017 Earth Day Work Day 2017 - Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
04/20/2017 Oregon Trail Reserve Tour- Overlooking Barber Valley - Foothills Hiking Series
04/11/2017 Free Lecture - Fire & Invasive Species in the Boise Foothills - Idaho Native Plant Society
04/10/2017 Evening Lecture: Bears of Idaho, Evin Oneale
03/28/2017 Idaho Rivers Lecture Series: Creating Lively Landscapes With Less Water
03/18/2017 Birding for all Seasons - Kathryn Albertsons Park with Boise Parks & Rec and Audubon Society
03/18/2017 Being a Naturalist: Winter Survival & Ecology
03/16/2017 Camel's Back Reserve Tour - Foothills Hiking Series
03/14/2017 Native Plant Mapping - Learn how you can help scientists using the iNaturalist app & map native plants when you hike
03/13/2017 EVENING LECTURE: Beaver Ecology at the MK Nature Center
03/08/2017 Living in a Fire-Prone Landscape
02/28/2017 What Makes Trees Tick: An Inside Look at Trees
02/16/2017 Hulls Gulch Reserve Tour - Foothills Hiking Series
02/08/2017 Winter Tracking: Reading Signatures in the Snow
02/01/2017 Birding Series with Terry Rich
11/17/2016 Fire Rehab - Table Rock Fire or Mile Marker 14 Fire
11/12/2016 SECOND SATURDAY – PREDATORS OF THE FOOTHILLS
11/12/2016 Fire Rehab - Table Rock Fire
11/08/2016 Project Feeder Watch
11/03/2016 Fire Rehab - Table Rock Fire
10/25/2016 Native Fish of Idaho
10/20/2016 Fire Rehab - Mile Marker 14 Fire
10/08/2016 Family Bird Walk
10/01/2016 Watershed Watch
09/28/2016 Landscaping for Wildlife
09/25/2016 Boise River Greenbelt Bird Watching & Litter Patrol
09/17/2016 Southwest Idaho—Boise Foothills Trail Cleanup
09/15/2016 Tour of the Reserves-Military Reserve
09/12/2016 Sagebrush and Bitterbrush Seed Collection
09/10/2016 15th Annual Boise River Sweep
09/07/2016 Firewise Landscape: Concepts and Techniques
08/28/2016 Boise River Greenbelt Bird Watching and Litter Patrol
08/17/2016 Fall Bird Walk
08/16/2016 After the Table Rock Fire
08/10/2016 Backyard Composting
08/02/2016 Gardening for Pollinators
07/31/2016 Boise River Greenbelt Bird Watching and Litter Patrol
07/14/2016 Rattlesnake Awareness and Education Class
06/26/2016 Boise River Greenbelt Bird Watching and Litter Patrol
06/25/2016 Bees and Blooms
06/12/2016 Family Birding Walk
06/08/2016 Growing Great Horse Pastures & Controlling Weeds
06/04/2016 Build a New Trail
06/04/2016 IBO Songbird Banding on the River
06/01/2016 Birding Series with Terry Rich-Bird Identification
06/01/2016 Birding Series with Terry Rich-Birding at Bogus
05/29/2016 Boise River Greenbelt Bird Watching and Litter Patrol
05/21/2016 WaterShed Weekend - Wetlands Bird Discovery Day
05/04/2016 Birding Series with Terry Rich-Bird Identification
04/30/2016 Master Water Steward Workshop
04/28/2016 Wildflower Walk
04/26/2016 Idaho Rivers Lecture Series: Idaho and the origins on the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
04/24/2016 Boise River Greenbelt Bird Watching and Litter Patrol
04/23/2016 Celebrate Birds at the MK Nature Center
04/14/2016 Adventures in a Natural History Museum.
04/13/2016 Sunset Series-Climate and our Changing Seasons
04/09/2016 Raptors!
04/06/2016 Birding Series with Terry Rich-What is the overall state of birds worldwide?
03/27/2016 Boise River Greenbelt Bird Watching and Litter Patrol
03/17/2016 John Muir and the Religion of Nature: A Bankrupt Legacy?
03/13/2016 Family Birding Walk
03/12/2016 Wiggly Worms and Sprouting Seeds
03/03/2016 Messy Rivers are Healthy Rivers
03/02/2016 Birding Series with Terry Rich-What is the overall state of birds worldwide?
02/20/2016 Family Field Trip Weekend
02/18/2016 Barn Owls Killed on I-84: Observations and Implications
02/14/2016 Family Birding Walk
02/13/2016 Hibernating Hearts
02/03/2016 Birding Series with Terry Rich-What is the overall state of birds worldwide?
02/02/2016 Volunteer to Monitor Kestrel Boxes
01/12/2016 Story Trail Adventure-Snowflake Bentley
01/10/2016 Family Birding Walk
01/09/2016 Crystals, Snowflakes and Avalanches!
01/06/2016 Birding Series with Terry Rich-Who's Here Now?
12/30/2015 Wednesday Morning Bird Club
12/23/2015 Wednesday Morning Bird Club
12/19/2015 Audubon Christmas Bird Count
12/16/2015 All About Snow
12/13/2015 Children's Christmas Bird Count
12/09/2015 Wednesday Morning Bird Club
12/02/2015 Birding Series with Terry Rich
11/19/2015 Costs and Benefits of Green Stormwater Infrastructure
11/18/2015 Colony Collapse Disorder of the Honey Bee
11/17/2015 Plants of the Boise River - The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful
11/14/2015 Mammals on the Move - Seasonal migration of local foothills animals
11/11/2015 Critical Habitat - The Importance of the Boise Foothills to Winter Wildlife
11/04/2015 Birding Series with Terry Rich
11/01/2015 Fall Flights - World Center for Birds of Prey
10/31/2015 "Tending our Foothills" Annual Survey
10/31/2015 Fall Flights - World Center for Birds of Prey
10/30/2015 Fall Flights - World Center for Birds of Prey
10/25/2015 Fall Flights - World Center for Birds of Prey
10/24/2015 Fall Flights - World Center for Birds of Prey
10/23/2015 Fall Flights - World Center for Birds of Prey
10/18/2015 Fall Flights - World Center for Birds of Prey
10/17/2015 Fall Flights - World Center for Birds of Prey
10/16/2015 Fall Flights - World Center for Birds of Prey
10/14/2015 Learn about the Proposed Foothills & River Levy
10/12/2015 A Backyard Wilderness
10/11/2015 Fall Flights - World Center for Birds of Prey
10/10/2015 Fall Flights - World Center for Birds of Prey
10/09/2015 Evening Owl Field Trip
10/09/2015 Fall Flights - World Center for Birds of Prey
10/07/2015 Birding Series with Terry Rich
10/04/2015 Fall Flights - World Center for Birds of Prey
10/03/2015 Fall Flights - World Center for Birds of Prey
10/02/2015 Fall Flights - World Center for Birds of Prey
09/19/2015 Fall Bird Walk
09/18/2015 Foothills Walk
09/16/2015 Firewise Landscape: Concepts & Techniques
09/12/2015 Matt Schmasow on Bees
09/09/2015 The Buzz on Honeybees
09/06/2015 Daytime Raptor & Songbird Field Trip
09/05/2015 Daytime Raptor & Songbird Field Trip
09/02/2015 Birding Series with Terry Rich
09/01/2015 Eyes Wide Open - River Walk at Barber Pool Conservation Area
08/30/2015 Boise River Greenbelt Bird Watching & Litter Patrol
08/15/2015 Water Bugs: Little Critters, Big Deal!
08/05/2015 Wednesday Morning Birding Club - Hulls Gulch
07/28/2015 Fred Bassett on Hummingbirds
07/26/2015 Boise River Greenbelt Bird Watching & Litter Patrol
07/24/2015 Idaho Fescue Seed Collection
07/18/2015 River Life: Plants & Animals & Bugs - Oh My!
07/15/2015 Eyes Wide Open - HRWMA Boise RiverWalk
07/11/2015 Caliente Critters: How Foothills Animals and People Survive the HOT Summer
07/08/2015 The Seasonal Cycle of Water
07/01/2015 Birding at Bogus
06/30/2015 The Sagebrush Sea
06/30/2015 Nature Walk at Barber Pool
06/28/2015 Boise River Greenbelt Bird Watching & Litter Patrol
06/24/2015 Wednesday Morning Birding Club - TBD
06/24/2015 Fish & Game Volunteer Program - bitterbrush seed collection
06/17/2015 Draft Boise River Enhancement Plan Happy Hour
06/17/2015 Wednesday Morning Birding Club - Moore's Creekside
06/14/2015 Family Birding Walk at Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve
06/11/2015 HRWMA Bitterbrush Seed Collection Volunteer Project
06/11/2015 Nutrient TMDL Basics
06/10/2015 Wild Foods of the Boise Foothills
06/10/2015 Wednesday Morning Birding Club - Bogus Basin
06/03/2015 Bird Identification with Terry Rich - June
05/26/2015 Dan Isaak: Climate Shield Cold-Water Refuge for Native Trout
05/11/2015 Second Monday Lecture Series - Idaho Master Naturalist Program
05/09/2015 International Migratory Bird Day – Restore Habitat, Restore Birds
05/09/2015 Spring Birds at Hulls Gulch
05/06/2015 Bird Identification with Terry Rich - May
05/02/2015 Assessing Residential Wildfire Hazards
04/29/2015 Corral Trail Bird Watching
04/26/2015 Greenbelt Bird Watching & Litter Patrol
04/22/2015 Boise River Floodplain Update
04/22/2015 Win-Win Opportunities for the Boise River
04/13/2015 Intro to Ecofeminism
04/11/2015 Wetlands Discovery
04/11/2015 Resident Raptors and Migrating Song Birds
04/01/2015 Bird Song
03/31/2015 Soil, Worms & Fish: The Case for Healthy Soil
03/14/2015 Resident Raptors and Migrating Song Birds
03/14/2015 Spring Animal Babies
03/14/2015 Volunteer: Silver Sage planting at Hammer Flat
03/09/2015 About the Japanese Beetle
03/07/2015 Volunteer: Silver Sage planting at Hammer Flat
03/04/2015 Spring Migration with Terry Rich
02/14/2015 Hot Water and Hearts
02/09/2015 Intro to the North American Model of Wildlife Managment
02/04/2015 What is the overall state of birds worldwide?
01/27/2015 Why is Idaho Number 1 in Water Use?
01/12/2015 Bluebird Man - documentary & discussion
01/10/2015 Life Under the Snow
01/07/2015 Who's here now?
12/27/2014 Boise Christmas Bird Count
12/17/2014 Wednesday Morning Birding
12/03/2014 Birding Series with Terry Rich
11/22/2014 Wild Useful Plants Around Boise
11/10/2014 Redband Trout Populations in the Foothills
11/08/2014 Canines in the Foothills - 2nd Saturday Series
11/08/2014 Sagebrush Seed Collection - Volunteer Opportunity
11/05/2014 Birding Series with Terry Rich
10/25/2014 Planting Project at Blacks Creek Bird Reserve
10/22/2014 Bird Watching - Wednesday Morning Club - Hulls Gulch
10/15/2014 Bird Watching - Wednesday Morning Club - Indian Creek Reservoir
10/11/2014 Creatures of the Night - 2nd Saturday Series
10/11/2014 WaterShed Watch!
10/11/2014 The Big Sit! "Tailgate party for birders"
10/08/2014 Bird Watching - Wednesday Morning Club - Hyatt Wetlands
10/01/2014 Birding Series with Terry Rich
09/24/2014 Eyes Wide Open - HRWMA Boise RiverWalk
09/13/2014 Creatures of the Night - Second Saturday Series at Foothills Learning Center
09/13/2014 Bees - Second Saturday Series at Foothills Learning Center
09/03/2014 Birding Series with Terry Rich
08/23/2014 Bird Walk - Avimor
08/21/2014 Eyes Wide Open - HRWMA Boise RiverWalk
07/30/2014 WaterShed Wednesdays - Wildlife!
07/24/2014 Eyes Wide Open - HRWMA Boise RiverWalk
07/19/2014 WaterShed Weekend - H2O
07/19/2014 Bird Walk - Avimor
07/16/2014 WaterShed Wednesdays - Plants!
07/13/2014 Family Bird Walk - Kathryn Albertson Park
07/12/2014 FIRE! Wildfires in the Foothills
07/09/2014 Wildfire is coming; are you ready?
06/25/2014 Morning Birding Series - Finding Birds
06/18/2014 Morning Birding Series - Identifying Birds
06/14/2014 Pollinator Day!
06/14/2014 Deer Flat BioBlitz
06/11/2014 Sunset Series-A geologic tour of Southern Idaho
05/31/2014 Master Water Steward Workshop
05/21/2014 River Walk for Health, Habitat and Heritage
05/17/2014 Fish Release Party, WaterShed Weekend
05/15/2014 Wildflower Walk
05/12/2014 Times they are a-changin': The Importance of Phenology
05/10/2014 The Hills are Alive!
05/09/2014 National Public Gardens Day
05/08/2014 Wildflower Walk
05/04/2014 Family Bird Walk - Hulls Gulch
04/27/2014 Boise River Greenbelt Litter Patrol & Bird Watching
04/24/2014 Owl Talk
04/24/2014 Idaho Climate Talks: Snowpack Economics
04/22/2014 Stopping Idaho’s Game Thieves: A Look at Poaching in the Gem State
04/17/2014 Idaho Climate Talks: Forests & Fire
04/13/2014 Family Bird Walk - Barber Park
04/12/2014 Owls Around the Gulch
04/10/2014 Idaho Climate Talks: Rain, Trout and Fire
03/30/2014 Boise River Greenbelt Litter Patrol & Bird Watching
03/25/2014 Wolf Ecology & Management in Idaho
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