We believe that well-managed family farms and conservation can, and should, go hand-in-hand.  In partnership with agricultural producers, water managers, elected officials and conservation groups we are developing locally-based solutions for maintaining the viability and health of our working lands, open spaces, and stream corridors, while improving surface and ground water resources for the benefit of people, fish, and wildlife.  

The Teton Valley Soil Health Initiative is focused on the implementation of no-till methods, planting cover crops, using strategic crop rotations and implementing adaptive grazing practices.  

The Teton Valley Aquifer Recharge Program works with 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.  

We work with agricultural producers to provide the financial support to plan, implement, and monitor innovative methods, reducing the financial risk associated with trying a new farming or ranching practice while also providing support for education through workshops and peer-to-peer learning.  Are you a local agricultural producer interested in adopting regenerative agricultural practices?  We’d love to work with you — contact us.  

This project webpage was made possible with funding from Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Putnam Foundation.

This website was developed under Assistance Agreement No.NE-01J57101-0 awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It has not been formally reviewed by EPA. The views expressed in this document are solely those of Friends of the Teton River and EPA does not endorse any products or commercial services mentioned in this publication.