Join us again for a collaborative project between ITA and Ridge to Rivers to remove fencing from the Hawkins Range Reserve in honor of Earth Day. The Hawkins Range Reserve spans 393 acres off of Bogus Basin Road. The property was purchased and protected in 2015. The City of Boise is currently working to develop trails and a trailhead at this location.
This is a truly unique section of the foothills, providing a sweeping view of the Snake River Valley, Owyhees and features of the Boise Front. The project provides an opportunity to make the land safer for winter wildlife foragers and helps restore natural vegetation patterns in a beautiful section of the Boise Front.
The wire to be removed is barbed, therefore eye protection, leather gloves, sturdy work clothes, and good footwear are highly recommended. Down jackets are not recommended. Gloves and protective eyewear will be available at the trail head, along with fence pulling and wire-cutting tools. Ages 14 and up are welcome.
Difficulty Rating: 1 – Easy: Work is performed near or a short distance from a trailhead. Work will be performed with a larger group. Minimal gear may be carried.
Estimated Drive Time to Meeting Spot: 20 minutes from downtown Boise. Meeting at 11559 N Bogus Basin Rd. Meet up location linked here!
Road Considerations: The road to the property turns left off Bogus Basin Road 6.6 miles from the 3-way stop at the intersection by Highlands Elementary School. The road is easily passable by passenger cars. If you pass the stone and metal house with the gate, you have gone too far. There will be a sign at the turn off.
Volunteer Spots Available: 0 of 30
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