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



Proposition 1 Final Grant Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package

On June 17, 2015, at its regular meeting, the Conservancy Board will consider approval of the final Grant Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) for the San Joaquin River Conservancy’s competitive Multi- Benefit Water Quality, Water Supply, Ecosystem and Watershed Protection and Restoration Grant Program funded by Proposition 1.

Click here to read the proposed Final Project Solicitation and Evaluation Guidelines

Click here to read the proposed Proposal Solicitation Package

Click here to read the comments received and responses

Eaton Trail Extension Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

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.

Click here to access the project details.


Governor Brown has declared a drought State of Emergency