BOISE - The City of Boise is looking to purchase another 800 acres of land in the foothills.
City leaders including Mayor Dave Bieter and Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway announced the proposed purchase at City Hall this afternoon.
The land sits adjacent to the city-owned Stack Rock Reserve near Bogus Basin.
It would cost about $420,000 and would be funded through the 2001 foothills levy.
City Council President Pro-Tem Lauren McLean says the additional land will help provide even better connectivity for hikers and mountain bikers.
"And now with this piece, with another 800 acres, we have over 2,000 acres up towards Bogus Basin that will be made available to the public, not only for people, but set aside forever to protect our water because it's the top of a watershed, top of those creeks up at Bogus Basin, to protect the wildlife that's up there that we all so much enjoy, and then to create places for all of us to recreate," said McLean.
The city council is set to vote on the proposed purchase at Tuesday's meeting.
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