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Julie Rentner


River Partners

Julie Rentner is president of River Partners, where she has successfully secured over $100 million in state and federal grant funding to acquire conservation properties and implement riparian and floodplain habitat restoration along major California rivers statewide. Additionally, Julie has developed and led stakeholder processes supporting the integration of flood control and ecosystem enhancement at the regional level, resulting in the development of several on-the-ground multi-benefit projects as well as the Mid San Joaquin River Regional Flood Management Plan. She joined River Partners in 2008 as a restoration ecologist based in the San Joaquin Valley. She completed the California Agricultural Leadership Program in 2015. She is also the President of Reclamation District 2092, and she completed her BS in Forestry at the University of California, Berkeley and received an MS from the University of Hawaii, Manoa.