Native tree by native tree, acre by acre, River Partners is growing a resilient future for people, wildlife and our planet. Our partnerships and on-the-ground action bring new life to freshwater ecosystems at a pace and scale that matter. Read our Annual Impact Report.

Together with our partners, we are restoring rivers to rebuild critical habitat for imperiled species, strengthen local communities, conserve precious water resources, expand green jobs, flood safety and healthy open space, support productive farmland, and store carbon in fast-growing river forests.

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18,000+
Acres restored since 1998
58
Priority species protected
10 billion+
Gallons conserved since 1998
$2 billion+
Ecological value created

See our Work in Action - Dos Rios Ranch Preserve

Latest News

New York Times Features River Partners

As global warming brings more intense rainfall, experts say the state needs to give rivers more room to flood safely. But the obstacles are enormous.

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Los Angeles Times Features River Partners

Our Dos Rios Ranch Preserve, the state’s largest floodplain restoration project, is a solution for the growing threat of catastrophic flood danger.

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Grist Features River Partners

California’s next flood could submerge Stockton beneath 10 feet of water. The city’s aging levees aren’t prepared. But there’s a proven solution that can help: floodplain restoration, like the nearby Dos Rios Ranch Preserve.

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Featured Projects

Urgent Action to Save Monarch Butterflies

We’re working with government and science partners to reintroduce western monarch habitat statewide at the largest coordinated scale in the West.

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Rewilding the Heart of the San Joaquin Valley

Dos Rios Ranch Preserve is the largest public-private floodplain restoration project in California history—and a model for green infrastructure that benefits wildlife, natural resources, and communities.

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Rescuing a Town from Chronic Flooding

A first-of-its-kind restoration that protects an economically disadvantaged community from devastating floods while restoring critical habitat for native birds, endangered salmon, and other wildlife.

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Join Us

Solutions at scale are more urgently needed than ever. We welcome you to learn more about our projects near your community, contact us with partnership and strategic restoration opportunities, or support our work.

River Partners work has been a boon to the Central Valley's river forest ecosystems, once the richest wildlife habitat in the state. Their rigorous scientific approach has helped bring back wildlife species once believed permanently lost.

- James Irvine Foundation, Leadership Award