Partnerships
  • Bonneville Power Administration
    In partnership with the Bonneville Power Administration and the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, NFWF supports an innovative, grassroots, incentive-based program to improve river and stream flows for imperiled fish throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. The Columbia Basin Water Transactions Program (CBWTP), founded in 2002, is the first regional effort of its kind in the United States to enhance flows in tributaries through cooperative partnerships with farmers and ranchers. In FY 2014, the CBWTP spent $1.8 million on a combination of permanent and temporary water purchases to restore more than 35,000 acre-feet of instream flow to rivers and streams of the Columbia Basin. These flow enhancements boost high-priority, fish-bearing habitats across the region.
 

 Conservation Programs