The Vision of the Home Rivers Initiative

The vision of the Home Rivers Initiative is to create a sustainable waterscape for local communities. Such an outcome would provide ongoing natural benefits to residents and visitors including: clean water; natural biodiversity; productive agriculture and working lands; and recreational opportunities.

For decades these benefits have attracted people to Wood River Valley and enhanced the quality of life in the region. Now, however, we risk losing these benefits from increasing threats to the watershed, including current drought conditions, population growth, and the effects of a changing climate. The Home Rivers Initiative is a strong example of how preserving the health of the Big Wood River and its tributaries can help both people and nature thrive.