The 958-acre San Joaquin River Ecological Reserve includes a riparian corridor along the river that is largely undisturbed. A series of ponds exists on the site, and snowy egrets and green-backed herons often congregate along one side of an existing pond. Great blue herons, songbirds, and waterfowl also use the site. Black-tailed hares, beaver, raccoon, and other mammals have been observed, and a fairly large population of western fence lizards lives on the site. Fish species common to the local waters include carp, suckers, white catfish, and others.
For more information, call the Central Region Fresno office Conservation Building at (559) 243-4005.