Wildlife

Dallas Harris knew he’d landed in a special place—so special he was destined to share it. In Harris Ranch he envisioned a village tucked against the Boise Foothills, nourished by the Boise River and sustained by the spirited outlook of its people.

Today, our community perpetuates the pride Harris had in this land by ensuring that our wildlife thrives. Through a forward-looking wildlife mitigation system Harris Ranch preserves habitat and carries on a respectful link to the land.

Here’s the link to the Harris Ranch Wildlife Mitigation Association website.

Mitigation

Since the days of Dallas and Alta Harris, the Harris Ranch community has rested in a pristine corridor between the Boise River and foothills. Living side by side with deer, eagles and the abundant wildlife here is our way of life. And as a visionary urban village evolves, preserving that harmony requires a bold plan.

With a focus on education, the Wildlife Assessment and Mitigation Plan includes a robust Conservation Fund aimed at restoring, conserving and enhancing the natural environment of our community. Invasive weed abatement, fuel breaks, and tree planting are just a few aspects of the comprehensive plan to assure the integrity of your environment into the future.

Foothills

Our proximity to the Boise Foothills is more than a perk of living at Harris Ranch. Deeper down lays a reverence for this area and its meaning as a natural resource. It’s a vast sanctuary of native flora. An arterial for migratory birds. A winter retreat for deer and a major watershed for our community. We’re at home here in the foothills—but we’re not the only ones. We know our role in this land is key to its ongoing vitality.

Riparian

The Boise River: You fish, float, and kayak on it. As one of the amenities here at Harris Ranch, the river is moments from your doorstep. It’s also home to dozens of species of fish. The willow and cottonwood groves of the riparian areas host a rich ecosystem of mammals, birds and amphibians. The way of life here depends on the wellbeing of the natural world outside your window. As a Harris Ranch resident, you’re part of protecting that world.

Conservation Classes

As part of our commitment to preserving wildlife in the Harris Ranch surroundings, various wildlife conservation classes are regularly offered. Click the link below to find out more.

Conservation Class Information