Our Work

River Partners permanently protects habitat for federal and state listed species on thousands of acres of riverbanks throughout California – one tree, one shrub and one native grass seed at a time. We have completed 120 projects on 14 rivers in California. We invite you to explore featured projects throughout the state.

“River Partners is one of the few organizations that has actually designed, permitted, and restored habitat in a regulatory floodway, and this unique experience endows them with an unusually pragmatic perspective that will be essential to the success of future restoration efforts.”

- John Cain, Director of Conservation for California Flood Management, American Rivers

Featured Projects

Bear River Setback Levee

Design and implementation of habitat restoration within the floodway and levee setback area for the 2-mile Bear River Levee Setback Project was a collaborative feat that will forever improve flood safety.

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Dos Rios Ranch Preserve

Our Dos Rios project is the largest public-private floodplain restoration project in California. In July 2018, the New York Times showcased our Dos Rios Ranch project as a leading example of green infrastructure that lowers flood risk and benefits endangered animals.

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San Dieguito Project

River Partners restored the floodplain along the San Dieguito River to accommodate endangered Arroyo Toad, and created new models for habitat recovery in designated conservation areas.

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