We Have Exciting News Regarding Our Efforts to Protect and Restore the Barber Pool Conservation Area !!

After narrowing down a list of 17 responses to our RFP for a Master Plan, and interviewing 7 different firms, we are pleased to announce that we have chosen Ramboll Consulting, an internationally recognized engineering and landscape architecture firm, to partner with us for Phase 1 of the Master Plan.  We’ll be working side by side with Ramboll and the adjacent landowners to develop a plan to protect and restore the BPCA, consistent with the long term objectives of the stakeholders.  Especially the critters!


Barber Pool Area - Master Plan Request for Proposals (RFP)

The Barber Pool Campaign Committee is seeking a proposal for the preparation of a Master Plan to reflect the interests of stakeholders in the Barber Pool Conservation Area (BPCA). The BPCA is a 700-acre riverine landscape that contains the largest, single, open-space, undeveloped habitat area along the lower Boise River through Idaho’s capital city.

2020 Barber Pool Master Plan RFP


Help Preserve The Barber Pool Conservation Area

The Barber Pool Conservation Area is one of the largest wildlife refuges in an American city. It is home to hundreds of species of wildlife, fish, and birds, including one of the last active nesting sites of bald eagles in Boise.

Idaho’s oldest land trust needs your help to protect this natural sanctuary.

IFPL is raising $3 million to purchase a critical 34-acre parcel of rare, undeveloped riparian habitat, and to provide for the long-term restoration, maintenance and protection of the Barber Pool.

This critical parcel is by far the largest riverfront property still privately held in Boise, and the last privately held parcel in the Barber Pool. It sits in the heart of one of the fastest growing urban areas in the country and is under immense threat from commercial growth and development.

The Barber Pool Conservation Area serves many biological purposes, including:

  • Critical winter habitat for deer.
  • An important stop for birds migrating between North and South America.
  • Prime roosting sites for osprey, bald eagles, and other large raptors.
  • Natural habitat for over 300 species of wildlife.

With this last acquisition, IFPL will be able to preserve the entire Barber Pool Conservation Area from future growth and development. IFPL will also use these funds to develop a comprehensive land and river management plan to ensure ongoing care.

Time is of the essence to protect this vital wildlife refuge. Donate now and ensure this biological treasure remains for generations to come.

Time is of the essence. You can help protect this unique wildlife refuge