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Wildfire Talk and Chipper Reminder

posted Oct 4, 2016, 3:45 PM by CFNA CFNA
Hi everyone,

Thanks to all who came to the anniversary gathering at the Quail Hollow Clubhouse last week. I think everyone enjoyed themselves. The weather was beautiful which allowed us to open the doors and enjoy the golf course scenery.

Below are the announcements for 2 events: a talk on wildfire in neighborhoods like ours and a reminder that the chipper truck is coming again next Monday.

Thanks for your attention and participation!


Please join the October’s Citizens Planning Academy on wildfire in the wildland-urban interface.

Professor Stephen R. Miller will discuss his new publication, Planning for Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface: A Resource Guide for Idaho Communities, which was researched and compiled along with colleagues at the University of Idaho’s Bioregional Planning Program, Boise State University’s Public Policy Research Center, the Idaho Department of Lands, and nationally-recognized wildfire consultants.

The guide demystifies the process of planning for wildfire into a four-step process that empowers local communities.  The guide highlights a variety of solutions already in place throughout Idaho, as well as techniques used throughout the West that may be appropriate here, too. This session should be of particular interest to neighborhoods and residents with properties in the foothills and areas that interface with grasslands.

Wednesday, October 5 from 6 – 7:30 PM

Where: U of I College of Law’s Boise location in the Idaho Law Learning Center (514 W. Jefferson Street, Room 325). This event is free. Please use the eastern entrance. Parking is available behind the building on the eastern side in the spots marked “visitor.”

If the link above does not work, please go to the following address: papers.cfm?abstract_id=2845046 .

The C.P.A. is a collaboration of Idaho Smart Growth and the University of Idaho College of Law in Boise. Monthly sessions are designed to help citizens become effective advocates on a wide range of planning topics. Programs are free and open to all.


The Chipper Truck is Coming Again!

Monday October 10 the chipper truck will be cruising through our neighborhood. See the notice below for the City’s guidelines. Thanks to all who participate and help keep our neighborhood “Firewise”.

Guidance for Firewise Chipper Services in Boise’s Neighborhoods

Please pile brush on your property until the Saturday / Sunday before scheduled chipper services. 

Brush may be placed at the end of your driveway or on the roadway immediately adjacent to your property as of Friday evening /Saturday morning.

Please pile brush as neatly and compactly as possible. 

Several smaller piles are preferable to high piles which might topple.

Please do not block access to mailboxes or sanitation bins at any time.

Respect your neighbor’s driveways or other access points to their property.

Enjoy the brush cleanup and consider helping other residents.

Thank you messages to Mayor Bieter and Boise City Council are always appreciated.  

The City funds chipper services in our area through grants awarded annually. Central Foothills Neighborhood Association has frequently been awarded these grants to help keep our area safer from wildfire.

If you have questions please feel free to contact