Draft Boise River Enhancement Plan Happy Hour
Idaho Rivers United
The Boise River Enhancement Network (BREN) has released a draft plan that recommends cooperative ecological enhancement of the Lower Boise River. Read the draft Plan
Attend this open house to learn about the draft Plan, ask questions and provide feedback.
“The lower Boise River suffers from a serious loss of ecological resilience,” said BREN Coordinating Team member and Idaho Rivers United Boise Campaign Coordinator Liz Paul. “This Plan is both a bird's eye view of the current health of the river and a proposal to work cooperatively to enhance water quality, aquatic and riparian habitat and stream channel function.”
Public comment on the draft will be accepted for eight weeks.
“This draft Plan gives us the opportunity to get together and decide on the highest and best use of public and private resources to insure Boise River enhancement meets the needs of all concerned’” said Alan Winkle, BREN Coordinating Team member and Boise City Canal Company Board member. “If you’re interested in the Boise River, we want to know what you think about the draft Plan.”
The Plan was written and designed by Boise-based Ecosystem Sciences Foundation with significant input from community members and natural resource professionals.
The community-generated ecological enhancement Plan was partially funded by a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Cooperative Watershed Management Program grant.
Idaho Rivers United office
3380 Americana Terrace, Boise