Story Map of Urban Growth in the Treasure Valley

BSU’s MILES project just released a Story Map that documents historic growth in the Treasure Valley and provides future growth scenarios, and their impacts to different ecosystem services and land use changes, through 2100, in order to inform policy decisions about the sustainable management of local resources.

Check out the Story Map Here!

The importance of the Boise River as a driver of growth is documented, as well as impacts from past engineering, current development and future growth scenarios.

MILES stands for Managing Idaho’s Landscapes for Ecosystem Services, which is part of the Idaho EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program. The MILES project is collaboration between Boise State University, Idaho State University and the University of Idaho, and was funded in part by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about this program Here.

Information from the MILES project was incorporated into the Boise River Enhancement Plan. The MILES Team also provided critical feedback on the Plan.