Lifeblood: From Farms to Fish
Local irrigators, agencies, and conservation groups are positively changing the way they work together and manage water in order to improve water availability, soil health, and the Teton River fishery. The program is proving to be successful as a model for collaboration in the region, while improving farming and ranching operations, and water quality and quantity.
The Teton Valley Aquifer Recharge Program works with willing agricultural and livestock producers to manage water on farms and ranches early in the irrigation season, to sustain water supplies for humans, fish, and wildlife into the late summer months.
Want to learn more?
The resources listed below are intended to give you background information on Teton Valley’s water resources, the Aquifer Recharge Program, who’s involved, how it works, and who will benefit. To view and download each resource, click on the image below.
Give. Beyond outreach, this work requires continued financial support to establish it as a lasting way to manage water for the future of healthy communities and ecosystems. Donations and funding will directly support water management incentives, monitoring, program coordination, and education opportunities for farmers and ranchers.
Thank you for sharing the story and in the success of this program!
“Educating our community is a very important piece to being successful. By sharing what we learn, we are not only getting local producers to buy-in to recharge, the community is understanding the importance of what it is and the benefits to the farmer, the aquifer, and our Basin.”
—Lynn Bagley, Teton Soil Conservation District President