Salmonid Restoration Federation
The Art and Science of Watershed Restoration
April 11 - 14, 2018
Fortuna, California

The 36th Annual Conference was held in Fortuna, California from  April 11-14, 2018. 

Field Tours

  • Lower Eel River Restoration, Flood Reduction, and Habitat Connectivity Tour
  • Tidal, Off-Channel, Instream, and Upslope Restoration in Humboldt Bay
  • Instream Restoration and Groundwater Recharge in the Mattole Headwaters
  • Restoring Tidal Wetlands: Inclusive, Process-based Restoration in Working Landscapes
  • 15 Years of Salmonid Habitat Restoration in Lower Klamath Tributaries
  • Landscape-Scale Restoration in the Eel River Delta


  • Devising Regionally Protective Instream Flow Criteria for Unregulated Coastal California Streams
  • Speaking of Science and Facilitating Community Engagement 
  • Effectiveness Monitoring of Instream Restoration Projects in California
  • Using an Optimization Model to Select Fish Passage Barriers for Remediation
  • Identifying Appropriate Site-Specific Methods and Target Criteria for Instream Large Wood Restoration Efforts

Concurrent Sessions

  • Cool Matters: Emerging Stream Temperature Science
  • Streamlined Permitting for Restoration Projects — Existing Programs and Potential Reforms
  • Klamath River Dam Removals — Overview of Planning and Process
  • Streamflow Enhancement: Planning, Science, Strategies and Lessons Learned
  • Adapting Aging Infrastructure to Sustain Listed Salmonids 
  • Alluvial Fans and Salmonid Habitat: The Forgotten and Challenging Landscape In-Between
  • Restoring to Stage Zero, Recent Innovations in Restoration Science: Reports from the Field 
  • Modeling Salmonid Habitat for Restoration 
  • Eel River Ecology, Restoration Challenges, and Opportunities
  • Biological Responses: Fish Seeks River With Ample Flow and Bugs, Not Too Hot
River Lodge Conference Center
1800 Riverwalk Drive,
Fortuna , CA