Is it time to start an adventure in Kuna, Idaho?

Located just 18 miles from downtown Boise, Kuna, Idaho is a quaint but quickly growing town. Kuna is a wonderful place for outdoor lovers, particularly those with an affinity for bird watching. Just south of Kuna, ID lies the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, home to the largest concentration of nesting birds of prey in North America. Not only can visitors enjoy bird watching, but the beautiful Snake River and surrounding land offer a plethora of outdoor activities for the adventurous spirit. With both developed and undeveloped areas you can enjoy campsite stays or test your skills with primitive camping. Daily hiking and cycling opportunities abound along with fishing, horseback riding, boating and target shooting. If you’re looking for a lovely place to call home with perfect access to the city and wildlife start learning more about Kuna and the Morley Nelson Conservation Area today!

Check out this oral history of the area and remember when visiting: pack it in, and pack it out!

Dedication Point, an oral history project, focuses on the development of the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area in Southwestern Idaho. Every episode features interviews with individuals that held a key positions in establishing protection for this special location.

  • Amanda Hoffman
    by Birds of Prey NCA Partnership on January 13, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Amanda Hoffman is the current manager of the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey NCA. She took over this role in March of 2016, having […]

  • Julie Heath
    by Birds of Prey NCA Partnership on January 13, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Dr. Julie Heath is a professor in the department of Biological Sciences and the Raptor Research Center at Boise State University. Her research […]

  • Kent Carnie
    by Birds of Prey NCA Partnership on December 19, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Kent Carnie is a lifelong falconer, longtime board member of the Peregrine Fund, and the founder of the Archives of Falconry. His close friendship […]

  • Roger Rosentreter
    by Birds of Prey NCA Partnership on December 17, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Roger Rosentreter is a retired BLM botanist – he spent 35 years working as the Idaho BLM state botanist. During that time Roger worked […]

  • John Freemuth
    by Birds of Prey NCA Partnership on December 17, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    John Freemuth is a professor of public policy at Boise State University, but he also serves as the Cencil Andrus endowed chair of Environment and […]

  • Dean Hagerman
    by Birds of Prey NCA Partnership on November 6, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Dean Hagerman is a historian, graduate student, and former National Guardsman who worked at the Orchard Combat Training Center within the Snake River […]

  • John Sullivan
    by Birds of Prey NCA Partnership on November 6, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    John Sullivan was the first manager of the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, serving in this role for over a decade. In our […]

  • Tracy Andrus
    by Birds of Prey NCA Partnership on September 5, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Tracy Andrus is the middle daughter of former Idaho governor and secretary of the interior Cecil Andrus. Tracy has a wealth of amazing stories […]

  • Ted Howard
    by Birds of Prey NCA Partnership on August 16, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    All of our previous interviews released as a part of this series have been focused on the very recent history of the Snake River canyon […]

  • Dr. Mark Plew
    by Birds of Prey NCA Partnership on July 12, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    Dr. Mark Plew is a professor of Anthropology at Boise State University. He has spent a significant portion of his career conducting research in the […]

  • Clive Strong
    by Birds of Prey NCA Partnership on July 1, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Former Deputy Attorney General for the state of Idaho Clive Strong discusses the Swan Falls controversy of the early 1980s. This landmark agreement […]

  • Norm Nelson
    by Birds of Prey NCA Partnership on April 10, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Norm Nelson is the oldest son of Morley Nelson, who is widely considered to be the most influential figure in the establishment of a National […]

  • Larry LaRocco
    by Birds of Prey NCA Partnership on March 26, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Larry LaRocco served as a congressman from Idaho’s 1st congressional district in the US House of Representatives from 1991 through 1995. When […]

  • Dean Bibles
    by Birds of Prey NCA Partnership on March 19, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Dean Bibles played a key role in one of the most important actions connected to the establishment of the Snake River Birds of Prey NCA - the 1980 […]

  • Karen Steenhof
    by Birds of Prey NCA Partnership on February 27, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Karen Steenhof has been working in the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey NCa for over 40 years as a wildlife and research biologist. The […]

  • Andy Ogden
    by Birds of Prey NCA Partnership on February 20, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    In our fifth episode of this oral history series we are featuring our interview with Andy Ogden, a man who knows more about the Snake River Canyon […]

  • Cecil Andrus
    by Birds of Prey NCA Partnership on January 31, 2019 at 7:00 am

    This, our fourth episode of this oral history series, will feature an interview with Cecil Andrus. Andrus is probably Idaho’s best known […]

  • Mike Kochert
    by Birds of Prey NCA Partnership on January 22, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    Michael Kochert has been researching raptor species for over 40 years and has served in multiple capacities for the Raptor Research Foundation. He […]

  • Steve Stuebner
    by Birds of Prey NCA Partnership on January 16, 2019 at 2:02 am

    Steve Stuebner is the author of “Cool North Wind”, a biography of Morley Nelson. Steve spent years researching Morley’s life for […]

  • Morley Nelson
    by Birds of Prey NCA Partnership on January 8, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Our first interview is with the man who deserves the most credit for the creation of a national conservation area in the snake river canyon - Morley […]