We are a network of people that live, work and play in the Boise River watershed dedicated to promoting the ecological enhancement of the river.

Vision Statement

The Boise River is recognized as a valuable resource by all communities in the Treasure Valley. Boise River Enhancement Network participants envision a healthy Boise River that enriches the Valley’s quality of life.

Imagine a Boise River that:

  • Helps meet our communities’ desire for outdoor recreation and economic vitality;
  • Provides irrigation and drinking water to communities;
  • Flows through natural and restored fish and wildlife habitat;
  • Offers clean water for swimming and fishing;
  • Inspires people to better understand and appreciate the river and engage in stewardship efforts.




Joining the Boise River Enhancement Network (BREN) is free, simple, and open to the public. There’s no charge to join – just sign up with your email on the form and we will keep you updated on the latest in Boise River news and events.

BREN Strategic Plan 2021-2025

BREN’s recently adopted 5-Year Strategic Plan establishes exciting and ambitious priorities to achieve the vision of a healthy Boise River. The Plan’s two goals and six objectives reflect the group’s unique niche as  a connector and resource for all who share the vision of a healthy Boise River.

Read about the planning teamwork and get Plan highlightsB

The Boise River Enhancement Network delivers for the Boise River, 2011-2021

In 2011, dozens of people worked together to host a special gathering for Boise River stakeholders and practitioners. Over 100 people from throughout the Treasure Valley attended the From Vision to Reality – Enhancing the Lower Boise River Workshop. Participants agreed that the most important next steps were to form an ongoing network and develop a river enhancement plan. The Boise River Enhancement Network was created in response!  Read our history.