Salmonid Restoration Federation

36th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference FAQs

Where is the 2018 Conference facility?

The 2016 Annual Salmonid Restoration conference will be held at the Fortuna River Lodge at 1800 Riverwalk Dr, Fortuna, CA 95540

What are the start and end times during the conference?

Wednesday and Thursday workshops and field tours are 9am to 5pm on April 11 and 12. Field tours promptly depart 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. 

The concurrent sessions on Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14, begin at 9am and generally go until 5pm.

How can I present at the 2018 SRF Conference?

Presenter abstracts are due November 7, 2017. Session and workshop coordinator final abstracts with a list of final presenters are due on November 14, 2017. Session and workshop coordinators select the abstracts that are the best fit for their particular session or workshop. SRF discourages presentations that have already been given at a previous annual conference. If for some reason your abstract is not selected, please consider presenting during the conference poster session.

For more detailed information, download the Call for Abstracts here.

When and how can I present during the 2018 Conference Poster Session?

The Poster Session will be from 7-10 pm on Friday, April 13, 2017 at the Fortuna River Lodge. This annual event is open to all conference attendees and a great venue to network with your peers. There is no cost to attend or present a poster. We encourage posters, pamphlet distribution, software exhibits, and multimedia (video) presentations.

If you would like to present during the Poster Session, click here to pre-register.

How do I nominate someone for an award?

Please submit 200 words or more to nominate candidates for the illustrious Restorationist of the Year Award, the Golden Pipe Award for Innovation, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the new Gordon Becker Memorial River Advocate Award.

The restoration community mourns the loss of our colleague and friend, Gordon Becker, who is memorialized in this beautiful tribute. The Gordon Becker Memorial River Advocate Award is for candidates who have been strong river advocates or stewards.

All of these awards will be presented at the 2018 Salmonid Restoration Conference.

Nominations should be sent to srf@calsalmon.org by February 8, 2018. Please write "Award Nominations" in the subject line.

Should I sign up for field tours and the Banquet in advance or can I decide at the conference?

Space is limited for the field tours and the Banquet; they are expected to sell out. We strongly advise advance registration to ensure that you can go on a field tour and attend the Banquet. The Banquet includes a wild Copper River salmon dinner, local wine and beer, awards ceremony, Cabaret, and a great dance band.

What meals are included in the cost of my registration?

Registration on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (April 11-14, 2018) includes lunch, either at the facility if you are staying on site or a packed lunch if you are going on a field tour.

Evening meals during the conference are optional on the following dates:

  • Thursday, April 12: The SRF Annual Membership Meeting and Dinner begins at 5:15pm. Please purchase tickets in advance and they may be available at the door. Free beer is included at the membership dinner!
  • Friday, April 13: Appetizers will be available during the Conference Poster Session from 7-10pm. Wine and beer will be for sale.
  • Saturday, April 14: The Annual Conference Banquet and Cabaret is a conference highlight. The SRF banquet in Fortuna always sells out. Please purchase your tickets in advance to ensure a banquet ticket.

All meals will feature locally sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible.

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 or transfer your registration to one of your colleagues. If not, we will provide a refund for your tour/workshop, which you may not receive until after the conference.

What are my hotel options while attending the 2018 Conference?

SRF set up a group block with the Comfort Inn in Fortuna, CA. They are offering both double and king rooms at $88 until March 28, 2018. This rate includes a continental breakfast, wifi, and parking. You can make your reservation by calling (480) 719-7981 and asking for the SRF Conference group block rate or using this link.