Adventures & Events

Connect to conservation and be a part of protecting the best of Idaho. Join us for an outdoor adventure, find a hiking spot for your family to explore, or socialize and learn at one of our events in your community!
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Polecat Reserve
3 miles round trip
family friendly
At your discretion
Thursday June 8, 2017
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Polecat Reserve

Boise–Tour of the Reserves: Polecat

Get to know your backyard as the Foothills Learning Center and ICL team up to offer an exciting year-long adventure series, Tour of the Reserves. Some months will include short hikes, others will include walking presentations, historical stories or acoustic concerts.

The city of Boise’s foothills open space includes 11 reserves. In total, the city manages roughly 4,000 acres and 40 miles of trails within its reserves, all differing in elevation and accessibility. The reserve ecosystems include riparian habitat, grassland and alpine forests and they are home to creatures large and small.

This event features Polecat Reserve. Polecat Reserve showcases 7.5 miles of trails, as well as mature vegetation supporting mule deer year-round, and a substantial population of Aase’s onion, a rare plant found in the Boise foothills.

Let’s go on a short hike, hear some history and stories of rare wildlife found in Polecat Reserve!

Be sure to reserve your spot!