Management of terrestrial and aquatic resources has often been in conflict. Emerging science suggests they should be elements of the same problem, creating and maintaining healthy ecosystems. We are leading efforts to integrate divergent views such as those associated with the management of fire, roads, and vegetation for improved management and conservation of native fish, wildlife, and plant species. To this extent, the Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab houses scientists associated with these three Science Research Programs:
Develops knowledge of the biophysical conditions and processes that influence water quality and quantity, aquatic habitat quality, and the distribution, diversity, and persistence of fish and other aquatic species.
Develops knowledge, plant materials, and technology for successful long-term restoration of diverse shrubland plant communities to meet resource needs and values.
Acquires, develops, and provides reliable information on wildlife populations and habitats in terrestrial ecosystems to support science-based decisions for natural resource management.
The Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab is located on the 4th floor (with more offices on the 3rd floor) of the Idaho Water Center at the corner of Broadway and Front Street in Boise, Idaho.
Parking in the parking garage beneath the building (Entrance across from S. Ave A) is $1 each hour after a 1 hour grace period for visitors. The Lab is unable to validate parking.