River Partners' mission is to create wildlife habitat for the benefit of people and the environment.

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To create wildlife habitat for the benefit of people and the environment.

Company Details


River Partners, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation is a non-voting membership corporation with a 10-member board of directors. State Lic. #858059 C27.

Corporate Values


Environmental Stewardship, Community, Integrity, Leadership.



Restoration planning, riparian habitat restoration, monitoring & research, land acquisition, agriculture, education & outreach, nonstructural floodplain management.




  • Application of agricultural techniques to ecological restoration.
  • Large-scale habitat restoration with high wildlife values.

When founded


1998 as "Sacramento River Partners"

Name changed


Name changed to "River Partners" in 2002 when our work expanded to the San Joaquin River.

Geographic scope


Our work spans more than 11 watersheds in California, such as the Sacramento, San Joaquin, Feather, Tuolumne, Merced, Stanislaus, Mokelumne, Bear, Otay, Kern and Lower Colorado.


  • One million trees and shrubs have been planted to date
  • Over 8,000 acres have been put into restoration
  • $78 million have been invested in restoration and conservation activities.

Annual Budget


FY’13 is $7 million; annual Payroll of $2.2 million; 30 full-time employees



River Partners, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation, accepts donations. Private donations aid with developing and planning conservation projects, monitoring and research, securing matching grants, and supporting general operations. We have adopted “A Donor Bill of Rights” as a good faith policy for our supporters, as recommended by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. River Partners does not share or sell its mailing or donor list.


  • John Carlon, President
  • Irv Schiffman, Board Chair

For more information see our full FACTS sheet.