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 Update 

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Notice of Request for Proposals (RFP)

Sycamore Island Recreation Operations, Programs, Retail, Rental and Caretaking Services

Notice is hereby given that the San Joaquin River Conservancy (a State of California agency) is seeking a qualified, reliable, innovative, and responsive operator to provide recreation services at Sycamore Island through a service agreement.  Sycamore Island is a publicly owned fishing, picnicking, and outdoor recreation venue located within the San Joaquin River Parkway, approximately 4 miles west of Highway 41 on the Madera County side of the river.  Baseline operations and management, and supplemental recreation-related programs, events, rentals, retail, and caretaking services will be secured through this RFP.  Sealed proposals will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. August 2, 2022, by the San Joaquin River Conservancy, 5469 E. Olive Ave., Fresno, CA, 93727.  Proposals must be completed as required by the RFP.  The contract will be awarded to the Best Responsible Proposer, which in the discretion of the Conservancy, will provide services in compliance with the contract and in the best interests of the State and the public.  The contract term will be approximately four years.  Prospective proposers can secure a copy of the RFP from the Conservancy at the above address, or via email at or


The Conservancy will not be hosting workshops in June or July.


The Joint Powers Authority Ad Hoc Committee

met on Thursday, June 23, 2022


DRAFT San Joaquin River Joint Powers Authority Agreement 


Our Next Conservancy Board Meeting

is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug 3, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

Board Meeting Location: TBD

Agenda will be Posted the Week of July 18


Our Maps have Recently Been Updated.

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Notice Office Closure

The Conservancy office is closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19 related directives and orders from state and local agencies to prevent the spread of the virus.  However, in order to provide the public with continuity of service while protecting both you and our employees, the Conservancy remains open for business and you can contact staff by email and regular mail. Because our office has transitioned to full telework for the duration of this emergency event, there may be some delay as we work to respond to all requests in a timely manner. General inquiries may be sent to the addresses listed on our Contact Page. We have all of our emails and phone calls forwarded.   You may also reach us at our general email: and office telephone (559) 253-7324. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work through this public health crisis.

All Californians are encouraged to follow the advice of the California Department of Public Health and local health agencies to prevent the spread of the virus.

COVID-19 – Calling Healthy Californians!  For a list of things you can do to help your community and neighbors during this emergency.