The Freshwater Trust

A nonprofit organization

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America's rivers are the backbone of our economy.

They sustain... Agriculture; Industry; Drinking water; Fisheries; and Recreation.

Yet our rivers are changing and not for the good. Decades of treating a finite resource as infinite has severe consequences. The mightiest of waters have disappeared to mere trickles. Once-thriving ecosystems are now dead zones.

Our freshwater resources are indicating that it’s time to change course. It’s time for big and bold. It’s time for something new. The Freshwater Trust is pioneering the next generation of conservation, called Quantified Conservation.

Moving beyond a procedure-based past to an outcome-based future is an approach called Quantified Conservation. It’s about ensuring every action translates to a positive outcome for the environment. It’s about leveraging the best practices used by businesses and social sector organizations to restore the state of our natural resources.

We put quantified conservation to work and offer services that accelerate the pace and scale of restoration in areas such as the Lower Boise River watershed and the Middle Snake River watershed.

Together, we can get it done.

With more than 30 years of on-the-ground experience, The Freshwater Trust is the largest restoration-focused organization in the Pacific Northwest, and the second largest conservation group based in Oregon. We also have offices in Idaho and California. We provide a unique mix of in-house staff expertise, ranging from fish biologists and hydrologists to GIS experts, business and conservation systems analysts, attorneys and ecosystem services analysts.

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The Freshwater Trust

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Environment Science, Tech & Business


910 Main St Ste 258
Boise, ID 83702