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BOISE -- The city of Boise is considering buying more property in the foothills.

The city is looking into buying 154 acres of open space at the end of Collister Street to protect a rare native onion and provide a needed trail access to the popular Polecat Gulch Reserve.

The city council considers this property the number one priority for potential acquisition.

We have about eight miles of trails in the Polecat area, so this will provide link to those eight miles of trail, so at this point we will be looking at lot of different opportunities, but preservation was really, and connectivity was a big reason for the purchase, said Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway.

The city would spend $500,000 by using funds from the Foothills Serial Levy.

The council plans to discuss this issue during its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

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