The Interagency Plan – What? Who? Why?
The Foothills Management Area contains a mix of public and private lands. Of the 85,000 total acres, 43,000 acres are public, managed by seven different public land managers, including the 150+ miles of trails in the Ridge to Rivers trails system. In 1999, public land agencies who own and manage land in the Foothills signed a Memorandum of Understanding that launched the 2000 Public Land Open Space Management Plan for the Boise Foothills. The entities below are now working to finish the update of the 2000 plan, with the goal of working together to sustain and enhance Foothills resource values.
The current update process began in 2012, and has been shaped by an active public engagement process, including 3 public open houses to date and online comment periods that led to more than 500 comments on the draft.