In 1912, Harry Morrison and Morris Knudsen founded the Morrison Knudsen Company (M-K), a construction and engineering company that was crucial in developing the Boise area. In 1947, Harry Morrison's wife Ann established the Morrison Knudsen Foundation with generous donations from M-K employees. The Foundation's mission was to assist those in need in the Treasure Valley, especially those in tragedy or crisis.
In 1990, the Foundation presented its Centennial Gift to Idaho—the Morrison Knudsen Nature Center. This 4.6-acre wildlife sanctuary located between Municipal Park and the Boise River Greenbelt is home to waterfowl, songbirds, herons, trout, muskrats, mink, beavers, and the occasional deer. It offers a unique wildlife observation opportunity, including underwater viewing windows to observe fish in their natural habitat.
The M-K Nature Center is now managed and operated by Idaho Fish and Game. The nature center has a stream walk, bird and butterfly gardens, waterfalls, wildlife exhibits and a Visitor's Center. There is no cost to walk through and enjoy landscapes of Idaho and its abundant wildlife.
For more information about M-K Nature Center, please click HERE.