California Home
Welcome to California - images of the Golden Gate Bridge, ocean sunset, Yosemite Falls, poppy flowers, San Diego skyline, and state seal
Who Are We?
Governing Board and Staff
Useful Information
Natural Resources Agency
Contact Us
Related Links
SDRC Strategic Plan Update 2012-2017
San Diego River Watershed Data Portal / San Diego River Conservancy Projects Information
San Diego River Trail Gaps Analysis (October 2010)
San Diego River Tributary Canyons Project - Feasibility Report (April 2010)
Photo Gallery
Control of Invasive Non-Native Plants and Native Plant Restoration Program
USGS Least Bell's Vireo - San Diego River Annual Reports
1350 Front St. Suite 3024
San Diego, CA 92101

Who Are We
Who Are We?

The San Diego River Conservancy was established by an act of the California Legislature (AB 2156, Kehoe) to preserve, restore and enhance the San Diego River Area. The Conservancy is a new, independent, non-regulatory agency within the Resources Agency of the State of California. The Conservancy's 13 member Governing Board consists of both state and local representatives, creating a partnership which reflects the diversity and dedication to conserving this highly valued resource of statewide significance.

What Do We Do?

As an independent government agency our mission, the restoration and conservation of the San Diego River Area, is accomplished by (1) acquiring, managing and conserving land; and (2) protecting or providing recreational opportunities, open space, wildlife species and habitat, wetlands, water quality, natural flood conveyance, historical / cultural resources, and educational opportunities. One important Conservancy goal is to build, in conjunction with our partners, a River-long park and hiking trail stretching fifty-two miles from the River's headwaters near Julian to the Pacific Ocean.

Why the San Diego River?

The San Diego River area is an historical, archeological and biological treasure of statewide significance. The San Diego River area is the "Birthplace of California" and holds the key to the State's heritage. With human inhabitants for over 8,000 years, the San Diego River Area boasts no less than twenty-nine State Historic Landmarks, four National Historic Landmarks, three state parks, twenty local and municipal parks and public open spaces, as well as rich cultural resources.

Today, the San Diego River Watershed is home to over one-half million people, including five Native American tribes, and at least twenty-five state and federally listed endangered and threatened plant and animal species.

The San Diego River is also of significant economic value to the state. The San Diego River Conservancy area welcomes more than twenty five million visitors, helping to support an annual tourism industry in San Diego of over five billion dollars.

Back to Top of Page

© 1994-2005 State of California.
Privacy Policy E-mail the Webmaster