FCA's partners and staff, pictured here in 2008.

Specialty Metal Fabricators

FCA’s partner Specialty Metal Fabricators, based in Portland, Oregon manufacture the modular Farmers Screens completely in their shop before shipping to the install site. For Custom Screens, SMF staff arrive on site to install the screen material and other components.

Our Partners

FCA and the Farmers Screen™ both exist today because of a significant number of individuals, organizations, and agencies that have generously provided support, connections, and/or funding. While the list of supporters is far too extensive to realistically and respectfully list, below is a short list FCA’s partners.


Farmers Irrigation District

Of course, Farmers Irrigation District is the reason that FCA and the Farmers Screen both exist today. As the inventors of the Farmers Screen, the visionary district ensured the Farmers Screen’s success as well as that eventual profits be restricted for the common good. To learn more about the Farmers Irrigation District reason for creating the Farmers Screen and supporting FCA, read the case study, or visit FID’s website.


Funding Support

FCA Private Growth Capital Funders

The Moore Foundation

Lemelson Foundation

Meyer Memorial Trust

Lazar Foundation

Murdock Foundation

Mount Hood Economic Alliance

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

National Marine Fisheries Service’s Fish America Program

National Resource Conservation Service’s Conservation Innovation Grant Program

Oregon Community Foundation

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Oregon Investment Board

Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board

RSF Social Finance

Sequoia Foundation


Project Partners and Organizational Supporters

Anderson Perry Engineering

Aquatic Contracting

Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs

Crestline Construction

Governor John Kitzhaber

Hood River Watershed Group

Middle Fork Irrigation District

Rae Group

Representative Greg Walden

Schuepbach Construction

Senator Jeff Merkley

Senator Ron Wyden

Specialty Metal Fabrication

Springboard Innovation

Three Sisters Irrigation District

Trout Unlimited

Yakama Nation


Agency Support

Energy Trust of Oregon

Bonneville Power Administration

Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

National Marine Fisheries Service

National Resource Conservation Service

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board

US Fish and Wildlife

US Forest Service

US Geological Survey

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Wyoming Game and Fish