The 425-acre 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.