Explore the Effort to Revive Salmon Runs on the San Joaquin River Restoration Tour Nov. 7-8
Agricultural History and Habitat Restoration Come to Life in the Heart of the San Joaquin Valley
Explore more than 100 miles of Central California’s longest river, subject of one of the nation’s largest and costliest river restorations. Our San Joaquin River Restoration Tour on Nov. 7-8 will feature speakers from key governmental agencies and stakeholder groups who will explain the restoration program’s goals and progress.
From Friant Dam in the Sierra Nevada foothills downstream to the confluence of the Merced River, we will meander along the banks to visit historic sites, restoration projects, wildlife preserves, fish hatcheries, flood control structures and farms. Updates on projects along the river will be provided throughout our journey, including the recent restoration flows that will allow scientists to study how the channel is responding.
The San Joaquin River was the focus of one of the most contentious legal battles in California water history related to providing in-stream flows for fish, leading to the creation of the San Joaquin River Restoration Program. The program was established as part of a 2006 settlement between the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Bureau of Reclamation and the Friant Water Users Authority.
Click here to register or learn more about the tour, which begins and ends in Fresno.
Contact Programs Manager Nick Gray via email or at 916-444-6240 with any questions.