Monday, March 25, 2013

Input needed April 4 on Foothills plan recommendations

An update to the Boise Foothills Open Space Management Plan will be the focus of an open house from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd., in the first floor Foothills Training Room. The meeting will focus on five key management and maintenance areas.

Management area topics include: 

• Develop funding proposals to supplement limited resources for programs and projects
• Enhance the public involvement process and environmental education programs
• Preserve existing public lands and create connectivity between these properties
• Acquire additional open space as appropriate to agency mission and function
• Ensure public safety and wildfire concerns are met through cost-effective and coordinated efforts in the Foothills

To view the recommendations online, see

If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to participate in a survey about the five management areas, please see

This is the third in a three-part series of open houses to review draft recommendations created by a working group of public land agency representatives and private landowners. Working group recommendations are based on the 2000 Boise Foothills Management Plan. The 2000 plan laid the groundwork for the successful serial levy campaign in 2001.

An updated plan is expected to be completed by late summer 2013. 

For additional information, please contact Julia Grant, Foothills Open Space Manager, at or (208) 493-2533.