Riparian Restoration & Conservation
At the beginning of the Gold Rush, California's Great Central Valley had over 900,000 acres of riverside forests and grasslands -- a riparian corridor that supported over 300 species of fish, songbirds, waterfowl, and mammals.
95% of this riparian habitat has been lost.
If riparian areas continue to vanish, local governments and communities will bear the burden of the consequences: more damage from floods, declines to salmon and trout fisheries, erosion of private and public lands and infrastructure, extinction of wildlife, and loss of water quality.
To reverse this devastating loss, River Partners restores unprofitable land into productive riparian habitat.
The benefits of restoring riparian habitats can be seen below.