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Open Space

Hidden Springs manages and maintains more than 800 acres of open space, including the wetlands, the dry creek corridor, various uplands, trails, and the orchard and the farm.

The open space is held in a Conservation Easement with the county and was designed to remain as a natural habitat area with some recreational and agricultural uses. The Open Space program efforts include:

  • Oversight and consultation by Land Trust of the Treasure Valley
  • Enhancing two large jurisdictional wetlands.
  • Returning selected upland areas to native vegetation.
  • Developing a network of community recreational trails.
  • A native plant demonstration garden.
  • Supporting the longevity and health of the Dry Creek corridor.
  • Raptor perches & nesting boxes, and wildlife habitat areas.
  • Supporting a fruit tree orchard.
  • Maintaining an agricultural presence on historically worked lands.
  • Working toward a maintaining a Firewise community status.
  • Controlling noxious weeds while supporting desirable vegetation.
  • Restoring a historic farmstead.
  • Community environmental education.
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