RiversEdge West (formerly Tamarisk Coalition) was founded in 1999. RiversEdge West focuses on riparian (riverside) forest and floodplain health in the American West to address impacts from invasive riparian plants such as Russian olive and tamarisk, challenges associated with climate change and habitat fragmentation, and stressors that may result in diminished biodiversity and ecosystem services.
As a leader in collaborative river restoration efforts, our success comes by connecting a diverse set of stakeholders and utilizing decades of experience to foster long-lasting relationships. In turn, this leads to successful and sustainable partnerships and restoration outcomes across boundaries.
Providing support and technical assistance to partner organizations is a top priority for REW. Whether it is providing feedback on restoration techniques in the field, securing funding for projects, or leading public outreach and awareness events, we work to ensure restoration efforts are successful, supported, and sustainable.
Additionally, RiversEdge West excels in educating the community, including younger generations. By providing clear and concise information on managing invasive riparian plants and reestablishing native plant communities, REW is creating long-lasting river stewardship for generations to come.