Salmonid Restoration Federation
Restoring Watersheds and Rebuilding Salmon Runs
March 29 - April 1, 2017
Davis, California

From March 29 - April 1, 2017, Salmonid Restoration Federation produced the 35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference in Davis, CA. The theme of the 2017 conference was “Restoring Watersheds and Rebuilding Salmon Runs.”

The Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference has become the largest salmon restoration conference in California. The 35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference featured over 100 presenters and five field tours to exemplary restoration projects from the Sierra Nevada to the coast, including a legislative tour at the Capitol. The Conference also featured four intensive habitat restoration workshops and nine concurrent sessions.

Field Tours

  • Watershed Day at the Capitol, a Legislative Tour
  • Stanislaus River Restoration Sites Rafting Tour
  • Yolo Bypass and Putah Creek Restoration Projects
  • Fins, Feathers, Farms and Floodplain Fecundity:  Multi-Use Floodplain Projects in the Lower Sacramento Valley
  • American River Gravel Augmentation and Floodplain Restoration Sites


  • Fish Passage from Tidewater to the Sierra
  • State of Beaver Restoration in California
  • What We’ve Learned About West Coast Floodplains: Lessons from the Landscape
  • Evaluating Instream Habitat Variables and Watershed Conditions to Inform and Prioritize Salmonid Recovery Actions

Concurrent Sessions

  • Reintroduction of Salmon into their Historic Habitats
  • Swirling in Sediment and Slowing Fisheries Recovery
  • Protecting, Connecting, and Re-imagining Floodplain Habitat: Strategies for Restoring the Benefits of Floodplains to Juvenile Salmon
  • Using Photogrammetric and Aerial Vehicle Technology to Support Salmonid Restoration Planning and Engineering
  • Central Valley Recovery Planning and Restoration
  • Reviving the San Joaquin River from Tributaries to the Delta
  • Hatchery Supplementation: Friend or Foe?
  • Estimating Juvenile Salmonid Survival Across Diverse Spatio-temporal Scales
  • Visioning Salmon Recovery — Restoring Ecological Function in the Central Valley’s Working Landscapes through Science, Collaboration, and Structured Decision Making

Conference Highlights

Veteran's Memorial Center
203 E 14th St
Davis , CA