Salmonid Restoration Federation

38th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference FAQs

Where is the 2020 Conference Facility?

The 2020 Annual Salmonid Restoration conference will be March 31-April 3, 2020 in Santa Cruz, CA. The workshops and field tours will meet at the Hotel Paradox at 611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. This hotel is also our largest group block.

April 2 and 3 (the main days of the conference) will be at the Cocoanut Grove on the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. There is a large public parking lot across from the Cocoanut Grove and it is within walking or biking distance of Hotel Paradox.

What are the start and end times for Conference Events?

Tuesday and Wednesday workshops and field tours are 9am to 5pm on March 31 - April 1. 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 are on Thursday and Friday, April 2 and 3, begin at 9am and end at 5pm.

How can I present at the SRF Conference?

SRF has an Open Call for Abstracts. Click here to view the First Call for Abstracts.

Information and registration details for the 2020 Poster Session are posted below in the FAQs.

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 2020 Salmonid Restoration Conference.

Nominations should be sent to by February 8, 2020. Please write "Award Nominations" in the subject line.

When and how can I present during the 2020 Conference Poster Session?
The Poster Session is 7-10 pm on Thursday, April 2 at the Cocoanut Grove. 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.
Please email info@calsalmon with any questions about the poster session.
What are my hotel options while attending the 2020 Conference?

The main group block for this conference is Hotel Paradox.

Hotel Paradox will offer limited state and federal rooms with proper identification, and premium poolside rooms are $199. To book any of these rooms, please call 1-844-236-8186 and ask for the 38th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference to book with our group block rate.

You can also book Hotel Paradox online using the following links:

Premium Poolside Rooms ($199) 
Room rates for State Employees ($130)
Room rates for Federal Employees ($126) 

The Best Western Plus All Suites Inn is offering a rate of $95 plus tax for state employees that includes breakfast, parking, and wifi and $119 plus tax for non-state employees until November 15, 2019. The rates will be slightly higher between November 15 and February 29. To reserve accommodations from the SRF room blocks, please contact the Best Western Plus directly at 831.458.9898. Clearly identify yourself as part of the Salmonid Restoration Federation group. The group names are "SRF State" (only for state employees) and "SRF General". 

Hostelling International - Santa Cruz offers both dorm-style beds (starting at $30/night) and private rooms (starting at $79/night). SRF has not reserved a block with HI, so please make your reservations early! You can make reservations by phone at (831)423-8304 or through their online booking system. All reservations require your first and last name, your email address, and a Visa or Mastercard to hold your reservation.