One of the Garden’s missions is to work towards restoration of lands that lie outside our formalized gardens. Noxious weed control, seed collecting, native plantings in selected restoration areas, bitterbrush planting, all comprise this work. High school students, College of Western Idaho Horticulture Interns, Master Naturalists, and other IBG volunteers have assisted with these on-going efforts.
On June 30, 2016, the Table Rock Fire burned to the Garden’s upper perimeter fence. We joined Boise City and other entities in fall restoration efforts by providing treatment recommendations (species, techniques, seed source information), outplanting 800 Garden-grown seedlings of six native species, and collecting and dispersing nearly 10 lbs of locally collected shrub seed. We also produced 750 native wildflower seedlings for the fall 2017 planting effort lead by Boise City.