Friday, October 20 – The Hyatt Reserve Volunteer Brigade – Join the Boise River Enhancement Network, the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley and the volunteer crew from Xylem Inc. to do much-needed habitat maintenance at the Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve in west Boise. This is manual labor, removing small trees and stuff that’s been dumped in the Reserve. From 1:30 to 4:30 pm at the Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve, 5301 North Maple Grover Road. An RSVP is required and there’s more information at boiseriverenhancement.org.
Tuesdays, October 24, November 7, 14, and 21 – An Ecological History of Southwestern Idaho – This course traces human interactions with the environment from the arrival of the Paleoindians to the present day. Humans must use natural resources in order to live, but misunderstandings of natural history and ecology have led to unexpected consequences. Using examples from our local area the course discusses Pleistocene extinctions, the fur trade, cattle boom, forest history, stream modifications, hunting and fishing, invasive species, and other topics to provide a historical background for better understanding of current natural resource issues. No class on October 31. From 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the College of Idaho. More information is available at collegeofidaho.edu.
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