Complex sites demand innovative solutions.

At CUWR, we understand that interdisciplinary teams are often best situated to restore damaged and vulnerable sites to states of ecological, economic, and social viability.


CUWR has partnered with the California State Lands Commission, Conservation Management Institute at Virginia Tech, United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, US Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco Estuary Institute, and others.

CUWR uses its non-profit status to negotiate solutions for land management, including accepting title or conservation easements for land during the remediation/restoration process, often as part of the growing ‘green investment’ market.

CUWR secures and administers remediation and restoration contracts on behalf of stakeholders.

CUWR can produce articles for publication in newspapers, academic and professional journals that detail our site-specific approaches to watershed restoration and foster community awareness of sustainable design principles.

CUWR’s Board members offer backgrounds in: environmental law, climate science, resilience policy, coastal/river corridor planning, communications, engineering, urban forestry, and other topics. They are collectively well positioned to identify appropriate partners and negotiate contracts to achieve the best outcome for project sites.

CUWR actively seeks partners from local communities as well as municipal, state and federal granting and planning agencies to develop new opportunities for watershed resilience. We understand the need for green infrastructure in the cities of the future, and facilitate solutions that are progressive and enduring.


CUWR is honored to have an established long-term relationship with Ballard Spahr, LLP as our pro bono attorneys for project support