The city will hold a meeting Dec. 13 to discuss recreation, sporting use, transportation, solid waste, cultural resources, views and grazing in the Foothills. The purpose of the meeting is to listen to questions from members of the public on the Foothills Management Plan.
The meeting will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road.
This is the second in a three-part series of public meetings about the Foothills plan. Topics to be discussed at the final meeting on Feb. 28 include funding, public involvement, environmental education, acquisition of open space and public safety issues. Water, soils, plant communities, weeds and wildlife were the focus of the first meeting in September.
The Boise Foothills Management Plan was completed in 2000 with assistance from agencies and private landowners that manage foothills property. The plan describes the location and importance of plants, wildlife, riparian corridors, soils, slopes, recreation and public open spaces. Goals and recommendations are outlined in the plan for long-term protection of each resource.
Many of the recommendations of the 2000 plan have been implemented over the past decade. The plan laid the foundation for the Foothills Serial Levy ballot initiative in 2001. To see the Boise Foothills Management Plan, go to:
The updated plan is expected to be completed by early summer 2013.
If you are unable to attend but would like to provide input, please contact Julia Grant, Foothills Open Space Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 493-2533.