To support grantee's initiative to implement steps to encourage private investment in river restoration identified at the Colorado River Basin (CRB) Stream Mitigation Summit (March 2017), including investment in several of the foundation's priority Colorado River tributaries.
Support for a collaborative partnership among commodity groups, agribusinesses, food companies, retailers, conservation groups, universities, and federal agencies working together to improve the environmental performance of row crop agriculture.
To promote instream flow water rights within the Gunnison Basin and to help build support for flexible water management mechanisms that will allow agriculture lands to stay in agriculture; as well as allow the water to be temporarily dedicated for deposit into a water bank and be protected in the stream, down to the place of storage of the water bank (e.g., Lake Powell.)
To support grantee's initiative to implement an expanded campaign to execute the Colorado Water Plan, with a particular focus on creating sustainable funding of at least $20 million annually for Colorado River Collaborative (CRC) priorities in Colorado (i.e., river health, agricultural and municipal conservation and efficiency, and environmental water transactions.)
To support grantee's initiative to deliver 3,000 acres of bottomland hardwood reforestation in the Mississippi portion of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley (MAV), and continued improvements in federal reforestation program policy and administration.