Boise Parks & Recreation has embarked on a process to update a 1999 management plan that guides future decisions about resources, habitat, and recreational uses of the Boise River as it runs through the City of Boise.
An overview of the process will be discussed at an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. June 27 at the Idaho Department of Fish & Game, 600 S. Walnut St.
“The primary goal of the Boise River Management Plan is to protect and enhance public safety as well as health and resource preservation associated with recreational use of the river and its riparian area,” said Mary McGown, park planner.
Topics to be addressed during the planning process include public safety, recreation, wildlife, fisheries and riparian zone, river bank stabilization, water quality, wetlands mitigation, river corridor planning, and implementation.
A steering committee of 21 people from a broad range of interest groups and agencies has been appointed to help the department review the existing plan and update it.
The city expects to complete the plan by late 2013. The public is welcome to attend two public open houses and nearly a dozen steering committee meetings scheduled throughout the year.