Warm Springs Creek

We are working with the Harris Ranch Wildlife Mitigation Association to create and improve aquatic habitat on Warm Springs Creek in east Boise.

TU volunteers plant willow cuttings March 5, 2021.

Warm Springs Creek in Harris Ranch area drains a small catchment in the Boise foothills and it also flows part of the year with groundwater. The downstream end of the creek, some 500 feet in length, holds sediment from the decades the creek was essentially a ditch through a pasture.

Biologs are used to narrow the stream. Plantings in 2021-22 will start to grow and shade the stream.

The work to narrow the channel and make it deeper will improve water temperatures and make the stream more attractive as off channel habitat for fish especially during episodes of high flows in the Boise River.