"I think there's a tendency in our valley to misunderstand how engineered our valley really is, said Dr. Jennifer Stevens, an expert on water rights, land use, urban planning and mining.
Today from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Stevens will deliver a free lecture at the Washington Group Plaza Executive Dining Room titled "From Wild Sage to Farm" on behalf of the Idaho State Section of the American Water Resources Association (IDAWRA). The talk is free to attend.
"Sage to Farm" will cover 100 years of Boise River and Treasure Valley history from the beginnings of permanent white settlement in the area to 1950. Topics include the changing Southern Idaho landscape during the period, zoning issues, private irrigation, public management and the taming of the Boise River.