Native tree by native tree, acre by acre, River Partners reforestation projects grow a resilient future for people, wildlife and our planet. Our groundbreaking approach unites cutting-edge ecological science with farming practices to bring new life to floodplains and river forests at a pace and scale that matter.

Our innovative partnerships nourish the ecosystems, economies and communities of California by creating green jobs, expanding flood safety and healthy open space, building wildlife habitat for fragile species, conserving freshwater resources, and storing carbon in growing river forests.

Together, we can do so much more.

16,500
Acres restored since 1998
58
Priority species protected
32,000
Acre-feet annual water savings
$2 billion+
Ecological value created

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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Latest News

New York Times Features River Partners

River Partners and its conservation allies are restoring critical habitat around the state to save the western monarch butterfly.

River Partners in the News

Drought Q&A with River Partners President

Julie Rentner shares how restoring California’s rivers bolsters the state’s drought and climate resilience.

See our River/Shift blog

Planting Hope: 2020 Impact Report

2020 was our largest restoration year ever. Read about our record-breaking outcomes in our Annual Impact Report.

Read the Report

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