Area provides unique viewing of native plants and wildlife
BOISE –The Ada County Board of Commissioners today voted to designate 250 acres of property in the Dry Creek Valley as an Open Space and Conservation Area. The Red Hawk Property is located in northern Ada County in the Boise Foothills between Hidden Springs and Avimor. The area is a valuable wintering habitat for deer and elk. It also provides native upland and riparian vegetation that provides erosion control and protects native soils.
“As our area experiences unprecedented growth that we anticipate will continue, it is critically important to protect our precious open spaces so generations to come will be able to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds us,” said Ada County Commissioner Kendra Kenyon.
The board’s vote will continue to allow for non-motorized recreation like hiking, running, mountain biking and horseback riding on designated trails. The Ordinance defines Open Space as “land identified as natural, open land that does not have development.”
“People often describe our region as God’s county,” said Ada County Commissioner Patrick Malloy. “It’s fitting and appropriate that we preserve areas of open space when possible so that everyone can appreciate the breathtaking beauty around us.”
“It is an honor to have one of my last votes as an Ada County Commissioner be something that will benefit generations to come,” said Ada County Commissioner Diana Lachiondo. “Ada County is one of the most beautiful places to live and visit. This will ensure that our children and grandchildren will be able to enjoy some of the wide-open spaces that have shaped who we are as a people and a community.”