Salmonid Restoration Federation

37th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference FAQs

Where is the 2019 Conference Facility?

The 2019 Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference will be held at the Finley Community Center at 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95401, except for the Thursday morning Plenary Session, which will be held in the Ballroom of the Flamingo Resort Hotel at 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, California 95405.

Conference registration will be held in the lobby of the Finley Center on April 23-24 and at the main lobby of the Flamingo Resort Hotel on the morning of Thursday, April 25.

What are the start and end times during the conference?

Tuesday and Wednesday workshops and field tours are 9am to 5pm on April 23 and 24. 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 sessions on Thursday and Friday, April 25 and 26, begin at 9am and generally go until 5pm.

The evening events are:

What are my hotel options while attending the 2019 Conference?

Flamingo Resort Hotel is offering Superior King or Double rooms for $139 for Monday - Thursday nights and $199 on Friday night, or $159 for Executive King rooms for Monday - Thursday nights and $229 on Friday night. These rates include breakfast, parking, and wifi. To make a reservation at the discounted rate, please call (800) 848-8300 or email

Sandman Hotel is offering Double or King rooms for $129 on Monday - Thursday and $179 on Friday, April 26. To book the group rate Monday - Thursday, please click on this booking link. For extending your stay through Friday night, please contact the hotel front office directly at (707) 293-2100 and refer to the Salmonid Restoration Federation to book under the group rate. This hotel includes a continental breakfast, free parking and wifi, a gym, and other amenities.

The Astro is a boutique hotel in downtown Santa Rosa. This hotel is beautifully remodeled with midcentury furnishings, a lush edible garden, and a central location. The Astro will honor the state rate of $93 with state ID, and the federal rate $134 for anyone else in the group block. If you want a downtown experience at a lovely boutique hotel, this is the place for you. To book the group rate, please call The Astro directly at 707-200-4655 to reserve rooms under 'Salmonid Restoration-State' and 'Salmonid Restoration-Federal’.

Click here to see additional hotels that may honor the state and federal rates on an individually requested basis. 

When and how can I present during the 2019 Conference Poster Session?

The Poster Session will be from 7-10 pm on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the Finley Community Center. 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. 

Sign-up for the poster session has closed at this time.

If you have pre-registered to present a poster, please note that set-up for the poster presentation is 5-7pm in the auditorium.

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 2019 Salmonid Restoration Conference.

Nominations should be sent to by February 8, 2019. 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 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (April 23-26, 2019) 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:

  • Wednesday, April 24: The SRF Annual Membership Meeting and Dinner begins at 5:30pm. Please purchase tickets in advance and they may be available at the door. 
  • Thursday, April 25: Appetizers will be available during the Conference Poster Session from 7-10pm. 
  • Friday, April 26: 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.