Salmonid Restoration Federation
Fisheries Restoration: Planning for Resilience
11 March - 14, 2015
Santa Rosa, California

33rd Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference FAQs

What are the start and end times of the workshops and field tours?

Wednesday and Thursday workshops and field tours are 9am to 5pm. Field tours depart promptly at 9am so please come to the facility early to pick up your registration packet and pack a lunch for the day. Vans are provided for field tours.

How can I present at the Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference?

The conference agenda has been posted and abstracts are no longer being accepted for the 2015 Salmonid Restoration Conference.

SRF has an Open Call for Abstracts, which is typically announced in the summer and closes in the fall. To receive announcements about the Open Call for Abstracts and other important news related to SRF's annual events, sign up for our monthly eNewsletter.

What do I need to know about the poster session?

The Poster Session is 7-10 pm on Friday, March 13 in the Meeting Room of the conference venue. Anyone who is registered for the conference can attend this event at no additional cost.

If you would like to participate in the poster session, please sign up here. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

E-mail poster@calsalmon.org with any questions.

How can I nominate someone for an award?

Each year during the banquet at the annual conference, SRF presents awards for outstanding achievements in the salmonid restoration field. If you would like to nominate someone for the Restorationist of the Year award, the Lifetime Achievement award or the Golden Pipe award, please submit 200 words describing the accomplishments of the nominee by January 18, 2012 to srf@calsalmon.org.

Where are the host hotels for the upcoming conference?

SRF has set up group blocks at several hotels:

Fountaingrove Inn: The closest hotel to the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is the boutique Fountaingrove Inn at 101 Fountain Grove Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. The Fountaingrove Inn will honor state and federal per diem rates during the weekdays and offer a 20% discount on their standard rate on the weekends ($180 plus sales tax). Please call ASAP to reserve this rate at (800) 222-6101. Group Codes are: SRF Government with documentation, or SRF Non-Government ($119 for NGOs).

The Hilton Sonoma Wine Country: Located at 3555 Round Barn Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, this hotel is offering rooms for all participants at $121 for all nights. There are 50 rooms in this group block. Services include parking, health club access, and complimentary use of the business center. To get this rate, you must call (800) 486-1542 and book your room by February 9, 2015.

Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa: This is a “Personality Hotel” and is quite fabulous but a longer commute to the conference venue. They are offering 30 rooms at $90.00 for Superior King or Double/Double ($104.00 including Continental Buffet Breakfast), $114.00 for Executive King (larger room with king bed and sitting area with sofa bed) ($129.00 including breakfast) and $199.00 for Suite – rate includes breakfast. Occupancy tax of 14% is an additional cost. This hotel is situated in downtown Santa Rosa so is walking distance to restaurants, bars, and nightlife. The group block expires on January 24, 2015.

Do I need to register for the conference in advance?

Yes, please register in advance for the 2015 Salmonid Restoration Conference.

Please note that space is limited for the field tours and Saturday night's banquet. We expect that these events will sell out and strongly advise advanced registration to ensure that you can go on your preferred field tour and attend the banquet.

When will registration open for the 2015 Conference?

Advanced registration is open now through February 11, 2015. After this date, registration prices will increase. We recommend registering early to secure a spot in your preferred workshops, field tours, and conference events. There are several ways to register:

  • Print out the registration form and fax it to (707) 923-3135.
  • Mail your registration form and payment to the SRF office: PO Box 784, Redway, CA 95560.
  • E-mail your registration form and payment information to Sara Schremmer at sara@calsalmon.org.
  • Register online as a member (log in will be required), as a non-member, or as a student (must have valid ID).
If I register for a workshop or tour that is full will I be able to get a refund?

SRF will contact you to see if you would like to sign up for another workshop or tour. If not, we will provide a refund for your tour/workshop.

What is included in the cost of a banquet ticket?

The banquet includes a wild Copper River salmon dinner, a drink ticket for local wine and/or beer (with additional libations available for purchase), the awards ceremony, a Cabaret, and a great dance band.