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



Notice: Now Accepting Proposition 1 Grant Applications

The San Joaquin River Conservancy is pleased to announce the release of the 2015 Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) for the Conservancy’s Multi-Benefit Water Quality, Water Supply, Ecosystem and Watershed Protection and Restoration Grant Program.

For more information on applying for a Conservancy Proposition 1 grant, please look under the Prop 1 tab.

A public workshop will be held to provide information about the grant program, the guidelines, PSP, and the selection process on September 16, 2015 in Fresno at the Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District Board Room, 5469 East Olive Avenue, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

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