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Idaho Fish and Game Restores Close to Three Miles of Potlatch River Steelhead Habitat

By Jennifer Bruns, Regional Communications Manager

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 – 4:03 PM MST

This summer, a large wood restoration project to improve steelhead habitat was completed on private land along one mile of the East Fork Potlatch River. With the addition of this project, we have restored close to three miles of stream, and we are starting to see changes in steelhead movement and behavior that suggests these projects are making a difference.


The large wood projects are designed to mimic the natural process where large trees in forested areas die, tip over and accumulate throughout… Continue reading

City dedicates new nature preserve in east Boise

The Golda Harris Nature Preserve includes three acres of natural pathways, seating and interpretive signage. It is located on Warm Springs Avenue.

BOISE, Idaho — Boise residents and visitors now have another place to relax, unwind and experience nature.

A dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting was held Wednesday for the newly completed Golda Harris Nature Preserve on Warm Springs Avenue.

The land was donated to the city by the Harris family and includes three acres of natural pathways, seating, and interpretive signage.

“What an incredible place to take in the beauty of Boise,” said Mayor McLean. “Visiting this spot nestled… Continue reading

Boise improves access to Quinn’s Pond with park addition

“This is an exciting addition to our park system at a time when recreational opportunities are more important than ever.”

BOISE, Idaho — City leaders on Wednesday celebrated new amenities and an expansion to Bernardine Quinn Riverside Park, which houses the popular Quinn’s Pond.

The 3.5-acre addition to the park, which lies along the Greenbelt on the pond’s southern edge, will provide better access to the pond. Crews also worked to stabilize the banks in that area and add new walking paths, landscaping… Continue reading

Flood recovery faces delays with COVID-19 in Umatilla County

Umatilla County is continuing to navigate flood recovery for damages sustained in early February, but the process is being slowed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Milton-Freewater received a $500,000 grant through the Oregon governor’s special recovery relief action that is being administered by local nonprofit Wesley United Methodist Church Foundation, said City Manager Linda Hall.

“We’ve got to figure out how to work around the COVID-19 limitations,” said the Rev. Tillie MakePeace, from the Wesley United Methodist Church.

An application is ready and will go through the city of Milton-Freewater. The group had… Continue reading

Pocatello Creek restoration project underway

Courtesy of KIFI News

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-Construction crews began work Wednesday on a Pocatello Creek stream restoration project.

The project, which will take about a week to complete, will stabilize stream banks along the waterway, southwest of Fire Station #3, along Pocatello Creek Road.

Officials say the creek has eroded into city sewer lines, sidewalks, and adjacent properties. The work includes adding rock, erosion control materials, and the planting of willows to provide both bank stabilization and wildlife habitat.

“We are excited about this project because it is very visible from the road and will let us test, on a… Continue reading