Thursday, December 4, 2008

last night's meeting

the fcac made a motion to accept the ridge to rivers staff proposal of June, adding elephant rock loop in military reserve and red fox trail in hull's gulch as off leash options. they will ask staff to find a loop option for lower hull's gulch. leashes will be required 1/8 to 1/4 mile from parking lots & trailheads at staff discretion depending on what makes sense for the particular trail.

the proposal will be written up and voted on in January (regular meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 a.m. in the foothills learning center) and then passed on to Boise City Council.

we heard that compliance with both pick up and leash laws is slipping.

i cannot stress enough how important it is to be model citizens.

a large part of the debate was centered on the degradation caused by off leash dog use. much of the committee seems to think that off leash dogs are out of control dogs. while that is certainly true in some cases, it is equally true that off leash dogs can (and should be) kept on trails, not allowed to chase wildlife or harrass other users.

boise trail dog was commended by several committee members for the progress we have made. responsible dog owners are to be commended for stepping up. we have made a difference, and will continue to do so.

maybe we'll be back to pics tomorrow...... i'm hobbling along a little better now-

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