The Conservancy’s Mission

The San Joaquin River Conservancy is a regionally governed agency created to develop and manage the San Joaquin River Parkway, a planned 22-mile natural and recreational area in the floodplain extending from Friant Dam to Highway 99. The Conservancy’s mission includes acquiring approximately 5,900 acres from willing sellers; developing, operating, and managing those lands for public access and recreation; and protecting, enhancing, and restoring riparian and floodplain habitat.


San Joaquin River Conservancy Act

San Joaquin River Parkway Master Plan




Eaton Trail Extension Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

The Conservancy is circulating for public and agency review and comment a Partially Revised Draft EIR.  For more information and to see the Notice of Availability and the Partially Revised Draft EIR, click here.

The Conservancy will prepare a Final EIR, including responses to comments on both the originally circulated Draft EIR and the Partially Revised Draft EIR.  The Conservancy’s Board will consider the environmental documents and the proposed project at a future meeting.  The Final EIR will be made available for review in advance of the meeting.  Please check this website for future meeting announcements, Board agendas, and proposed final documents

The Conservancy has contracted with URS Corporation to prepare an EIR and conduct public participation activities pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for extending the Lewis S. Eaton Trail through the River West-Fresno Open Space Area located immediately west of Highway 41.


Governor Brown has declared a drought State of Emergency