Salmonid Restoration Federation
In 2022, Salmonid Restoration Federation will produce the 39th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference in Santa Cruz, California. The first two days of the conference include technical workshops and field tours. Thursday begins with a half-day plenary session followed by 1.5 days of technical, biological, and policy-related concurrent sessions. This conference will focus on a broad range of salmonid and watershed restoration topics of concern to restoration practitioners, watershed scientists, fisheries biologists, resource agency personnel, land-use planners, and landowners.

Proposed Field Tours
  • Los Padres Fish Passage Projects
  • Lower Carmel River Restoration
  • Salmonid Recovery in the San Lorenzo River
  • 18 Years of Managing Mountain Bikes, Sediment, and Legacy Logging to Improve Salmonid Habitat
  • It Takes a Watershed: Fisheries Recovery in the Butano / Pescadero Watershed
  • The Three Legs of the Coho Recovery Stool in Action: Ecological Restoration, Monitoring, and Hatchery Operations
  • California Environmental Flows Framework (half-day workshop)
  • Fish Passage Workshop and Corralitos tour
  • Low-Tech Process-based Restoration with Beaver and Wood: Jump-Starting Structurally Starved Streams Workshop
  • Restoration Approaches to Instream Large Wood Augmentation
  • Opportunities for Collaboration: Tools and Initiatives for Increasing Our Collective Impact
  • Beyond Physical Habitat: The Importance of Prey Availability and Productivity in Recovering Imperiled Salmonid Populations
  • Creating Opportunities for Community Involvement to Address Common Urban Streams Management Issues
  • Mountain Meadows: Restoring Functions in Headwater Catchments under Changing Climate and Wildfire Regimes
  • Hydrologic Management for the Anthropocene
  • Managing Non-native Predatory Fish in California’s Salmon Bearing Streams
  • Lightning Tales Where Wisdom Sails
  • Lessons Learned from Agricultural Water Storage and Flow Enhancement Projects
  • The Technical and Ecological Considerations to Expedite Large-scale Dam Removal
  • Approaches for Management and Restoration of Coastal Central Lagoons
  • Seascape Ecology: Growth, Survival, and Foraging in the California Current
  • How Is Artificial Intelligence Being Applied to Benefit Salmon Recovery?
  • Considering Life-History Variation in Salmonid Restoration
Each concurrent session includes six speakers. Speaker presentations are 25 minutes including questions. SRF encourages presentations on completed projects that have a monitoring and assessment component. The Agenda Coordinator will work with each Session Coordinator to confirm presenters by November 18, 2022. 
Please note: at this time, we are not soliciting virtual presentations at the in-person conference so please only submit an abstract at this time if you intend to present in-person.
Submitting Session and Presentation Abstracts or Posters

Submitting an abstract for the 2020 Salmonid Restoration Conference is a two-step process.
● Step 1: Complete the online abstract submission form, which can be found at the following address:
● Step 2: E-mail your abstract in a Word Document to
The formatting requirements for the Word Document are as follows:
● 12 point, Times New Roman font, and left justified only.
● Title of your abstract
● A list of all the authors, their affiliations and credentials, and e-mail addresses. Presenters must be clearly identified. Please write out this information exactly as you would want it listed in the Presenter Directory including professional credentials.
● Indicate if the presenter is a student.
● Indicate what concurrent session or workshop you would like to contribute to, or indicate “Poster.”
● Include preference of presentation type (i.e., PowerPoint LCD projector).
● An abstract of 500 words of less.
Title: Sample Title
Author: Maria Gonzales, PhD, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, (Presenter), and Co-author: Martin Jones, PE, NOAA Fisheries,
Concurrent Session: Reintroduction of Salmon into their Historic Habitats Presentation Type: PowerPoint
Abstract: Write your abstract here.
All contributions, including Session and Presentation Abstracts, should be submitted electronically by email
to with abstract attached as an MS Word file. Receipt of your submission will be acknowledged by email and forwarded to the correct session chair. For any additional information, please contact SRF at (707) 923-7501 or

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