In 1998 River Partners was founded by two conservation-minded farmers who believed that the fields of habitat restoration and agriculture could work together. Now a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, River Partners' mission is to create wildlife habitat for the benefit of people and the environment.
River Partners protects the environment by implementing large scale restoration projects along streams and rivers.
Our project sites span the Western United States, including the Colorado, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Merced, Otay, Tuolumne, Feather and Stanislaus rivers. See our project maps.
In fact, these riparian areas support some of the highest biodiversity of any ecosystem in California.
Restoring riparian areas helps rivers because:
Our combination of farming practices -- planting, cultivating, irrigating--with restoration ecology allows us to complete reforestation projects at low cost.
River Partners works with public agencies, local governments, irrigation districts and nonprofit organizations. We are considered a valuable partner for any company or public agency involved in habitat restoration.
River Partners' scientists and field technicians have planted more than half a million native trees and shrubs, bringing life back to critical riparian areas. We have developed innovative technology, making huge advancements in plant propagation and field design. We have reforested thousands of acres of riparian land, providing habitat for wildlife and improving quality of life for our communities.