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Who We Are

The Lower Boise Watershed Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to addressing water quality issues within the lower Boise River watershed.

We are governed by a Board made up of watershed stakeholders. Board members serve a 3-year term with eligibility for additional, consecutive, 3-year terms. In addition, the LBWC hires a consultant facilitator to assist with administrative and technical tasks.

Erica Anderson-Maguire
Ada County Highway District
(Monica Lowe, Alternate)
318 East 37th Street
Boise, ID 83714
Phone: (208) 387-6254
Fax: (208) 345-7650

Robert Braun, P.E.
Corporate Environmental Engineering Manager
The Amalgamated Sugar Company LLC
1951 S. Saturn Way, Suite 100
Boise, ID  83709
Phone: (208) 383-6500

Clint Dolsby, P.E.
City of Meridian Public Works
33 E. Broadway Avenue, Suite 200
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: (208) 898-5500

Kate Harris
City of Boise
P.O. Box 500
Boise, ID 83712
Phone: (208) 608-7178

Michael Fuss, P.E., MBA
City of Nampa
411 3rd St. S.
Nampa, ID 83651
Phone: (208) 468-5420

Jack Harrison, PhD, P.E., PH-GW
President, HyQual, P.A.
1337 E. Fall Ct.
Boise, ID 83706
Phone: (208) 345-4201

Liz Paul
Community LLC
6152 Plantation Lane
Garden City, ID 83703
Phone: (208) 570-3013

Jonathon Witt, P.E.
Environmental Engineering Manager
J.R. Simplot Company
1099 W. Front St.
Boise , ID  83702
Phone: (208) 780-7245

Dan Steenson
Sawtooth Law Office, PLLC
1101 W. River St., Suite 110
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 629-7435
Phone: (208) 629-7447

Steve Sweet, P.E.,
District Engineer
Boise River Flood Control Districts 10 & 11
c/o Quadrant Consulting, Inc.
904 W. Overland Rd.
Boise, ID 83705
Phone: (208) 342-0091

Ashley Newbry, P.E.,
City of Caldwell
621 Cleveland Blvd.
Caldwell, ID 83605
Phone: (208) 455-3006

Andy Waldera
Sawtooth Law Office, PLLC
1101 W. River St., Suite 110
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 629-7447

Tom Dupuis, P.E.
HDR Enginerering
412 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Suite 100
Boise, ID 83706-6659
Phone: (208) 387-7069

We are funded by a generous set of Contributors. Thank you for making the lower Boise River watershed a great place to live! Past and current contributors include:

Ada County Commissioners Haas Ditch Company
Ada County Highway District Idaho Power Company
Amalgamated Sugar Company Idaho Rivers United
Boise Project Board of Control McCurry Pump (EG Johnson Farms)
Canyon County Middleton Irrigation Association
City of Boise Nampa Highway District #1
City of Caldwell Notus-Parma Highway District
City of Meridian Pioneer Irrigation District
City of Middleton Simplot Company (and Nestle Foods)
City of Nampa Sorrento-Lactalis
Darigold Star Sewer and Water District
Drainage District #2 of Ada County Dan Steenson
Eureka Water Company Tree Top Ranches, LP
Golden Gate Highway District #3 XL Four Star Beef

What We Do


The LBWC represents a variety of stakeholders who cooperate to improve water quality within the lower Boise River watershed.

The Council serves as the state-designated watershed advisory group for the lower Boise River. As such, the Council has certain legal responsibilities to advise Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on the attainability and status of beneficial uses for the river, develop and implement total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for pollutants, work with the larger basin advisory group to coordinate plans, and collaborate with DEQ to provide public outreach. Beyond these basic responsibilities, the Council is a water quality resource for the entire watershed.

The Lower Boise Watershed Council adopted this new name in 2006. Since its inception in 1992 and incorporation in 1994, our group was known as the Lower Boise River Water Quality Plan (LBRWQP). The current name reflects the Council's commitment to bringing everyone to the table to determine how to preserve water quality in tributaries, side channels, and the mainstem lower Boise River - while also supporting human uses.