Antelope Bitterbrush Reserve
The City of Boise used levy funds in July 2020 to purchase 325 acres in the northwest Boise Foothills. The land, now called Antelope Bitterbrush Reserve, was owned by Highland Livestock and Land Co. Ltd., is situated north of Pierce Park Road between Cartwright Road and Seaman’s Gulch Road. This acquisition, as of July 2020, is largest open space preservation purchase the city has made since 2017. The total purchase price for the property was approximately $1.2 million dollars ($3,750 per acre).
The property allows for public access thanks to a history of collaboration between the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley and Highland Livestock Company. Prior to purchase by the City, the Land Trust worked with the property owner to ensure trail connectivity between Cartwright Road and the developing Cartwright Ranch area. The Land Trust had a vision for this property and facilitated its eventual purchase by the City of Boise. In purchasing the property, the City of Boise will protect this beloved area and ensure the conservation of important wildlife habitat. This acquisition allows for future trail connectivity within the popular Ridge to Rivers Trail System.
Smoking and vaping are prohibited in all public parks, including within 20 feet of the Boise Greenbelt, except in designated areas within Ann Morrison and Julia Davis parks and city-owned golf courses.
Unauthorized vehicles will be towed at owner's risk and expense. Boise Valley Towing at (208) 389-9707.