Underwriting provided by:
The Laura Moore Cunningham
Foundation

History

The story of the Boise Foothills' preservation tells of citizen heroes stepping up to save land when no one thought it could be done and of public agencies coming together after a disaster to craft management agreements unheard of in the West. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people helped preserve and create the Boise Foothills as we know them today.

In "The Foothills," four individuals who were part of these efforts recall the history of the area's preservation. Click on a name to read an edited transcript of Producer Joan Cartan-Hansen's interview with that person.

To read more about the history of the Boise Foothills, see the forthcoming book Women, Cities, and Bulldozers in the West, 1950-1990, by Jennifer Stevens, due out in 2014 by the University of California Press. You can also read a full chapter of the unrevised work at the author's business website: http://www.shraboise.com/2012/06/june-15-2012-the-boise-foothills/. Look for the link, "Jennifer Stevens: Hulls Angels: The Story of the Boise Foothills," at the bottom of the page.

Chuck McDevitt

Chuck McDevitt
Foothills Conservation Advisory Committee chair

Jennifer Stevens

Jennifer Stevens
Environmental historian

Anne Hausrath, Judy Ouderkirk

Anne Hausrath, Judy Ouderkirk
Wetlands Coalition founders

Lauren McLean

Lauren McLean
Boise City Council member