RDG was founded in Montana’s Flathead Valley and Oregon’s Willamette Valley, and has grown to be one of the most respected river restoration companies in the region. Our commitment to local communities runs deep, with many of our employees serving as advisors or board members for local conservation groups, science panels and non-profit organizations. We do this because care about how the relationships between humans and the environment shape the future. In addition to our volunteer work and in-kind services, we also donate routinely to several organizations including:

  • American Fisheries Society (Montana, Oregon and Idaho Chapters)
  • Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited
  • Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation
  • Clark Fork Coalition
  • Columbia Falls Swim Team
  • Columbia Falls High School Football
  • Corvallis Soccer Club
  • Corvallis Little League
  • Expanding Your Horizons
  • Flathead Lake Biological Station
  • Flathead Land Trust
  • Glacier Youth Hockey Association
  • GNP Women in Science Career Fair
  • Heart of Whitefish
  • Montana Watershed Coordination Council
  • North Valley Music School
  • Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center
  • River Restoration Northwest
  • The Freshwater Trust
  • WaterWatch of Oregon
  • Whitefish Baseball
  • Whitefish Community School
  • Whitefish Lake Institute
  • Whitefish Legacy Partners
  • Whitefish Parks and Recreation

Likewise, we take pride in our work environment and our overall workplace atmosphere.  As a result, we were recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s “Best Places to Work” for multiple years. This national award was based on anonymous employee feedback that surveyed overall satisfaction and benefits for employees, our company contributions to the community, and unique aspects of our business that contribute to a greater cause than our own company. Our clients know that happy employees produce the best results when it comes to meeting client expectations and going the extra step to ensure a quality project. Our people are passionate and enjoy going to work on restoration projects every day and great work comes from inspired people.

“River Design Group has consistently supported our restoration efforts by supporting The Freshwater Trust financially through annual giving and technically through engineering designs and support.”

–Mark McCollister, The Freshwater Trust