Trail access to polecat gulch is in the future for Idaho residents
Bank of the Cascades has partnered with Mayor David Bieter and the Boise City Council to preserve 154 acres of property in the Northwest Boise Foothills. The City has purchased the Bank land using Foothills Serial Levy Funds.
“We are honored to be part of the City’s efforts to protect the
The city acquired the open space at the end of
“This high-priority addition to our Foothills conservation effort not only will preserve a rare native plant, it will allow needed trailhead access to Polecat Gulch Reserve for all Boise residents,” said Mayor Bieter. “We appreciate the patience of trail users who have anxiously awaited access to this popular area in the Northwest Foothills.”
The two-year serial levy generated $10 million for the protection of open space in the Boise Foothills. The City Council and the Foothills Conservation Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations to the Mayor and Council on land acquisitions, considered this property the number one priority for potential acquisition and are very pleased to have achieved a successful acquisition.
By leveraging the serial levy and other sources of funding, the Foothills Conservation Advisory Committee and the City have protected 10,489 acres of land through acquisition, donation, conservation easement or land exchange. With $3.7 million remaining in the Levy fund, the City will continue to focus on the protection of critical wildlife habitat, riparian corridors, rare plants, historic sites and development of potential trail connections.
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