Aerial view of McCord Ranch in 1986 and Foothills Learning Center in 2016
1970s - Citizen concern over development in the Boise Foothills increases.
1989 - Judy Oudekirk and Anne Hausrath created the Wetlands Coalition and began generating publicity and funds for the Save Hull's Gulch movement.
1993 - United Water Corporations property is purchased with help from the BLM, Land and Water Conservation Trust, Hulls Gulch Trust, and City of Boise to create Hulls Gulch Nature Preserve.
1993 - The Ada County Ridge to Rivers Pathway Plan was adopted.
1993 - Judy Oudekirk recieves "Citizen of the Year" award.
1996 - The Bureau of Land Management, Boise National Forest, Idaho Fish and Game, Ada County, and City of Boise created Ridge to Rivers, a multi-agency partnership, that now jointly manages the Boise Foothills.
1996 - A 15,300 acre fire burns all of Hulls Gulch.
1997 - The McCord Family Ranch is sold to City of Boise as an addition to the Hulls Gulch Nature Preserve and forthe future location of a nature education center.
2001 - Boise's citizens voted to enact a serial levy to raise 10 million dollars for protection of open space.
2005 - Dedicated on Earth Day (April 22), Boise Parks and Recreation establishes the Foothills Learning Center as a place to educate the community about our Foothills and conservation efforts.
2012 - Jim Hall, Director of Parks and Recreation, retires and Foothills Learning Center is re-named in his honor