The public is invited to a meeting about updating the Boise Foothills Management Plan. It will be held Thursday, Dec. 13, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road off 8th Street.
Topics to be discussed include recreation, sportsman use, transportation, solid waste, cultural resources, grazing and visual resources.
The Boise Foothills Management Plan was completed in 2000. The new plan is expected to be completed by early summer 2013.
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.
The meeting will be the second in a three-part series about the Foothills plan. Water, soils, plant communities, weeds and wildlife were the focus of the first meeting, held in September.
Topics to be discussed at the final meeting, which is Feb. 28, include funding, public involvement, environmental education, acquisition of open space and public safety issues.
Many of the recommendations from the 2000 plan have been implemented. The plan laid the foundation for the Foothills Serial Levy ballot initiative in 2001.
If you are unable to attend but would like to provide input, contact Julia Grant, Foothills open space manager, at email@example.com or call 493-2533.