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Explore Boise!

When you come out for the 9th annual CTIC Conservation in Action Tour in Idaho’s stunning Treasure Valley, be sure to leave yourself a little time to explore beautiful Boise! Find out more from the links below.

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Explore Beautiful Boise and the Treasure Valley

A clean, vibrant city dating back to the Civil War, Boise was named “for its abundant trees by French trappers.  The city lives up to its name with a greenbelt and parkland that runs right through town, putting the beauty of the outdoors just steps away from one of the Northwest’s most exciting restaurant scenes.
You can do it all in Boise – hiking, rafting, art museums and galleries, fine dining and seeing the production of nearly 200 agricultural crops.
The Conservation in Action Tour kicks off Tuesday, August 23, with a social reception at JUMP, Boise’s brand-new meeting center, incubator and creativity launchpad. On Wednesday, August 24, we’ll be in the field all day, visiting farms that demonstrate their deep commitment to conserving irrigation water, protecting water and air quality, and building soil quality. (We’ll also have a chance to sample local cuisine, learn about the global seed industry and sample some of Idaho’s renowned wines.)
That’s a full schedule. But consider coming in early or staying a couple of extra days in Boise to enjoy activities like:
  • Floating the swift Boise River in an inner tube

  • Wandering the Boise Botanical Gardens or the Boise Art Museum

  • Learning about the fascinating Basque culture brought to Boise by generations of sheepherders from the mountains between Spain and France

  • Grazing at the local restaurants, which offer fare ranging from fresh Northwestern bounty to traditional Basque paella to Arabic and Indian dishes

  • Driving out to the Snake River Canyon for one of nature’s most breathtaking landscapes

  • Going eye-to-eye with native raptors at the World Center for Birds of Prey

  • Checking out the warbirds at the Warhawk Air Museum in nearby Nampa, home to a collection that covers the history of military aviation from biplanes to MiGs.
Click here to register for the Conservation in Action Tour.