Cross-Watershed Network

The Cross-Watershed Network (XWN) is a peer-to-peer learning network that creates opportunities for southwestern land and water managers to connect and share lessons. XWN expands peer-to-peer learning to enhance the depth of RiversEdge West’s practitioner education programs. REW is a lead collaborator on the steering committee and houses XWN staff as the Network grows. 
XWN connects practitioners in person (through workshops and cross-visits) and online (through its practitioner directory).  By sharing restoration strategies and lessons-learned across watersheds, well-connected practitioners work more efficiently and effectively.
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"The value in XWN comes from the focus on interaction, networking, and collaboration. By pulling from some of the most creative, intelligent, and inquisitive minds in riparian restoration, resources and ideas meet to create resilient and effective restoration strategies. 
The XWN workshop provided an opportunity for the Gila Watershed Partnership to meet fellow native plant nursery managers like Kara Dohrenwend with Wild Landscapes. After the workshop, we were even able to visit Kara at her nursery. The advice and relationship we gained as a result of this connection will surely have a positive impact on the growth of our own nursery."
- Justin Johnson
Plant Propagation Coordinator
Gila Watershed Partnership

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.