Portneuf River Visioning Presentation

The Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) at Idaho State University (ISU) will host two Portneuf River Visioning Working Group presentations.

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The presentations will be January 27 at 12:15pm and January 28 at 5:30pm. Hannah Sanger, City of Pocatello, will give a 20 minute presentation and will take comments and questions. The presentation will focus on how the City of Pocatello is seeking to develop a new vision for the Portneuf River.

 logoThe Portneuf River Visioning Working Group will meet four times from November 2015 – June 2016 to review and refine the documents that the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is preparing, in coordination with City of Pocatello staff. The Idaho State University (ISU) Managing Idaho Landscapes for Ecosystem Services (MILES) program is complementing this effort by researching the tradeoffs between flood protection and the aesthetic, recreational and water quality services associated with the Portneuf River.

 Committee members represent local landowners, biologists, engineers, and planners. They bring to the table a variety of expertise and interests in recreation, health, water quality, riparian habitat, housing, greenways, economic development, flood control, ground water recharge, neighborhood & property owner desires, and City infrastructure (e.g. sanitary sewer, stormwater, culinary water and bridges).

To learn more about the Portneuf River Vision study visit river.poctello.us.

The IMNH’s current exhibit, Gone Fishin’, has a focus on the Portneuf River – its history and its future. IMNH invites visitors to comment on what changes they would like to see. These comments are archived and shared with the Portneuf River Visioning Working Group. To learn more about IMNH visit imnh.isu.edu.