the BEF difference

partnership, innovation, integrity—these are words we live by


At BEF, we believe addressing the current state of our planet requires innovation, creative problem solving and discovering new ways of doing business that value the natural resources we depend on.


we are entrepreneurs for the planet

The Model Watershed Program is part of a full suite of innovative energy, carbon and water solutions designed to help our partners—from the farmer to the corporation—redefine how business gets done. Partners leverage our solutions to meaningfully balance their environmental impact, invest in clean energy and carbon reduction, educate the next generation of energy consumers, and effectively and sustainably restore the health of freshwater resources.

Thanks to the support of our partners, we have collectively kept a combined total of 4.7 million metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere, generated more than 5.1 million megawatt hours of clean energy, reached more than 400,000 students with hands-on renewable energy education, restored 7.6 billion gallons of water to critically dewatered rivers and streams, and have supported the revitalization of 18 watersheds in 6 western states.