While traditional restoration approaches have achieved focused results, sustaining these efforts over time has been a recurring challenge. As a foundation, BEF pioneered a sustained, decade-long funding model to overcome the most critical barriers limiting the success of watershed restoration. With a decade of investment and ongoing funder partnerships, we’re building an adaptive, best-practices model to achieve sustained, effective restoration and stewardship.
Our grantee Model Watershed Program partners receive 10 years of flexible funding and access to expert advisement, peer-to-peer exchange opportunities, collaborative problem solving and innovative solutions to common restoration challenges. Together, we aim to revitalize and sustain vital freshwater resources.