Science Meeting

2023 Science Meeting

The San Joaquin River Restoration Program 2023 Science and Engineering Meeting is a two-day event at the San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust. Pathway to Success will highlight efforts to restore fish, flows and passage within the Restoration Area of California’s second-longest river from Friant Dam to the confluence with the Merced River. Presentations will be made by the Program’s subject matter experts.

2020 Science Meeting

The San Joaquin River Restoration Program 2020 Virtual Science Meeting was held October 14-15 from 9:00am – 1:00pm. This year’s virtual meeting included two half-day sessions of the most up-to-date and engaging science, data and insights related to the Program’s efforts from those most involved. It was a free and open-to-the-public event.

2018 Science Meeting

2018 Science Meeting Full Agenda



Directions and Parking – 

The Tsakopoulos Library Galleria is located at 828 I Street, in downtown Sacramento.

From I-5 North or I-5 South, take the J Street exit in downtown Sacramento. The entrance to the parking garage closest to the Library Galleria will be on your left after you pass 8th street.  Additional information on parking in downtown Sacramento is available here.

The main Library does not open until 10 AM on Wednesday and Thursday. Therefore, only the Galleria entrance (labeled 2 below) will be open at the start of the meeting. Please plan to use the Galleria entrance (2) on I Street when arriving at the Science Meeting.

Public Transportation – 

The Sacramento Valley Amtrak Station (SAC) is located at 401 I Street, just 4 blocks away from the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria.  Information on train schedules is available on the Amtrak website.

Sacramento Regional Transit operates a light rail system throughout the metropolitan area.  All three lines stop within two blocks of the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria.  More information on light rail routes is available on the Regional Transit website.


2016 Science Meeting

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
2:00 pm – Session 1: Reintroduction of Spring-run Chinook Salmon to the San Joaquin River: management, methods, and evaluating success

Thursday, August 18, 2016
8:30 am – Session 2: Spawning and Incubation Habitat
10:45 am – Session 3: Physical Processes Affecting River Restoration
1:45 pm – Session 4: Production, Survival, and Movement of Juvenile Chinook Salmon in a Newly Wetted River: Addressing Information Needs for River Restoration
4:00 pm – Session 5: Posters

Friday, August 19, 2016
9:00 am – Session 6: Conveyance: Subsidence, Sediment, and Seepage


2015 Science Meeting

The San Joaquin River Restoration Program held its first Science Meeting on June 11-12, 2015, in Los Banos, California. The goal was to connect those conducting scientific research and monitoring to support the SJRRP, learn about preliminary findings from monitoring and analysis efforts, and inform SJRRP management of scientific results.

There were 35 presentations given in total. If you would like a copy of any of the presentations, please email Emily Thomas at We encourage you to contact any of the presenters directly to keep dialog and sharing of ideas ongoing.

A detailed meeting schedule listing the presenters and topics for each session is available below.

Thursday, June 11, 2015
8:30 am – Welcome and Introductions
8:50 am – Session 1: Adult Chinook salmon
11:00 am – Session 2: Temperature Challenges in the San Joaquin River
12:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – Session 3: Spawning and Incubation
3:00 pm – Session 4: Vegetation and Riparian Ecology
5:00 pm – Session 5: Poster Presentations

Friday, June 12, 2015
8:00 am – Day Two Welcome
8:30 am – Session 6: Conveyance: Subsidence, Sediment, and Seepage
10:20 am – Session 7: Juvenile Chinook salmon
12:00 pm – Lunch
1:20 pm – Session 8: Survival and Predation in the San Joaquin River
3:00 pm – Meeting ends


Please feel free to contact us with any questions.