This Web site serves as an information resource for Wilderness Ranch owners and residents as well as those interested in our community.
Wilderness Ranch is a residential subdivision that offers rural living in a mountainous setting that ranges from high desert to subalpine forest. Our community enjoys four distinct seasons, our own system of trails, wildlife galore, and close proximity to state and National Forest land. Oh, and if you absolutely must leave, it's an easy drive to Boise, Idaho.
News & Alerts
Consumer Confidence Report
Posted on Jul 1st, 2022
Consumer Confidence Report findings for our water system for calendar year 2021.
Outdoor Burning Prohibited Beginning July 1, 2022
Posted on Jun 30th, 2022
In accordance with Boise County Outdoor Burning Ordinance 2017-01, all outdoor burning is prohibited from July 1 to October 20 except for campfires or fires within an approved fire structure. This period is known as “County Closed Season,” and the ordinance further restricts open burning in Boise County from state law.
The entire ordinance can be found here:
Recreational/campfires are allowed year-round unless fire restricts (see below) are put in effect by the state and federal agencies. During County Closed Season, recreational fires:
  • Must be kept to a manageable size of 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height or smaller.
  • Must be located an area free of combustible debris or structures that is 50 feet in circumference.
  • Must be attended by at least one adult until completely out. 
Keep in mind that at any time of year, you may be held criminally or financially liable for any escaped fire you start, so please understand and follow the rules; their intent is to prevent wildfires.
If you have any questions about County Closed Season or other fire restrictions in our area, contact WRFPD Chief Colton McCarthy at 208-342-1851 or visit the Open Burning page on the WRFPD website (
Woody Debris Depost Site Reopens on April 1
Posted on Mar 30th, 2022
The woody debris deposit site will reopen on April 1, 2022. As a reminder, only woody yard waste such as tree limbs, pine cones/needles, and grass may be deposited at the site. Depositing household trash, used appliances, cardboard, construction debris, and hazardous materials is not allowed and could result in closure of the site.
Click on the link to view the June 2022 issue of the Wilderness Watch newsletter.
Articles and SpeakOut! letters for the July 2022 issue of Wilderness Watch will be accepted until July 20, 2022. Contact the Communications Committee if you have an article or letter to submit.
Back issues of Wilderness Watch can be found on the Communications page.
Upcoming Events
Public Works Monthly Committee Meeting
Tuesday, July 5th, 6:00 PM at WR Fire District Meeting Room
Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Thursday, July 21st, 6:00 PM at WR Fire District Meeting Room
Owners Annual Meeting
Tuesday, August 9th, 6:30 PM
Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Thursday, August 18th, 6:00 PM at WR Fire District Meeting Room