Boise River Enhancement Network Members,

Our concern for the health and wellbeing of our members has increased along with the advance of the Coronavirus. So, in an effort the protect our greatest resource – YOU – we are following the guidance of our federal, state and local leaders by cancelling all scheduled BREN events that involve public gatherings. But, just as the river continues downstream, BREN will continue “… promoting the ecological health of the river” as stated in our Mission Statement.  read more from BREN Chairperson Michael Homza


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WELCOME 2020 BUSINESS SPONSORS: Barber Valley Development, Forsgren Associates, Idaho Army National Guard, T-O Engineers, Idaho Power, Boise Valley Fly Fishers, Kennedy Wilson, Sara Keyes: Coldwell Banker – Tomlinson

Thank you to the Bates Family Foundation for the generous support.

Boise Watershed Map

Enhancement of the Boise River

A healthy Boise River contributes immensely to the attractiveness of our communities and the strength of our economy. The Boise River provides numerous ecosystem services such as water supply, recreation and aesthetics. Its associated wetland and riparian systems filter and dilute pollutants, attenuate floods and erosion, and provide critical habitat for many species of birds and other wildlife. A healthy Boise River benefits us all. That’s why BREN’s mission is to promote the ecological enhancement of the Boise River.


Recorded Programs

April 10, Periphyton 101 and Water Quality in the Boise River with Tyler King, USGS

April 17, Birds of the Boise River with Louisa Evers – (Access Password: f0+50D0!)

April 24, Using No-Till Farming to Improve Water Quality with Josie Erskine

May 1, Habitat Enhancement at Barber Park with Roger Rosentreter, Alan Crockett and Scott Koberg

May 8, New Hope for Boise River Waterfowl with Chris Colson, Ducks Unlimited