Our farming co-founders built River Partners upon values of ingenuity, perseverance, neighborly cooperation, and a strong dose of optimism. Their vision has shaped the pioneering, multi-tiered approach we bring to our work:
Rivers link communities. We build interconnection and alignment through collaboration with highly engaged local, state and national partners. Long before we begin work on a restoration site, we work extensively with landowners, public agencies, nonprofit organizations, cities and towns to outline shared goals. Then the hardest work begins. Regulatory hurdles. Red tape. Delays. Proposals and politics. Bringing life back to rivers requires patience and persistence. Often, moving complex projects forward means reaching out to new partners that may not initially seem like conservationists. River Partners has a track record of bringing new allies to the table with our pragmatic vision for improving ecosystems and communities.
As farmers we are keenly attuned to natural ecology, the cycles of the seasons and the value of precious water resources. We restore lands that are are longer economically viable, often due to flood problems, and we return them to use for wildlife, people and the environment. Our field staff are experienced in cultivating riparian plants and trained in equipment operation, irrigation, planting, weed control and monitoring. We use large-scale irrigation systems, commercial nursery production, tractors, spray rigs, belly scrapers and discs to mend the broken ecology of our floodplains and bring life back to our rivers with unmatched efficiency.
Bringing life back to our rivers is a complex task. River Partners has developed a model that delivers. They engage communities, encourage collaboration and challenge us to think bigger for sustainable and multi-purpose river restoration.