Salmonid Restoration Federation

April 2020 News and Announcements

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • 2020 Annual SRF Membership Meeting
  • 2020 SRF Conference Postponed
  • 2020 SRF Conference Proceedings Now Online
  • 2020 Spring-run Chinook Symposium
  • 2020 Coho Confab on the Eel River
  • CDFW's FHR PSN Extended to May 1
  • SCC's Prop 1 Application Deadline Extended to April 27
  • CalFish Story Map
  • Priority Action Coho Team Report
  • Smith River Dives: July 31 - August 3
  • National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program
  • Support NGOs During COVID-19
  • SRF Restoration Job Board
  • Please Support SRF

2020 Annual SRF Membership Meeting

The Annual SRF Membership Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 2 from 5:30-6:30pm PST via Zoom meeting.

The Annual SRF Membership Meeting offers an opportunity to meet other members as well as SRF's dedicated Board of Directors and staff. SRF's Executive Director, Dana Stolzman, will provide an update on our accomplishments over the past year, as well as our plans and projects for the coming year.

If you are a member, please check your email for call-in details. If you are not a member and would like access to the meeting, please email

If you are unable to attend, a recording of the meeting will be made available on our Vimeo page and the SRF website.

2020 Annual SRF Conference Postponed

The 38th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference was canceled due to COVID-19. SRF is hoping to host the conference October 27-30, 2020 in Santa Cruz.

If it is not feasible to produce the conference in the fall, we will reschedule for Spring 2021. Wishing all of our supporters good health and well-being during these trying times.

Please visit our website for future updates on the conference and other SRF events.

2020 SRF Conference Proceedings Now Online

The digital version of the 2020 SRF Conference Proceedings is now available online.

If you would like to continue your virtual conference experience, please check out our Vimeo page for recorded talks from previous SRF conferences and technical events

2020 Spring-run Chinook Symposium: Tentative Save-the-Date

The 10th Annual Spring-run Chinook Symposium is tentatively scheduled for July 23-24 on the Salmon River, following the Salmon River dives.

SRF and Salmon River Restoration Council will keep everyone posted about the events.

2020 Coho Confab on the Eel River

The 23rd Annual Coho Confab is scheduled for September 11-13 in Leggett, CA. This Confab will showcase exemplary restoration projects on the South Fork of the Eel River including restoration forestry projects in the Sinkyone Wilderness, Hollow Creek Tree LWD projects, and planning projects in Cedar Creek.

The Confab will also have a focus on the SHaRP Planning in the South Fork Eel River. SRF will post the Confab agenda and open registration in May. If the COVID-19 spread is not contained by summer, SRF will need to postpone this event.

FRGP Applications Deadline is Extended

CDFW is now accepting applications under the 2020 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Proposal Solicitation Notice. In response to ongoing challenges related to COVID-19, CDFW is extending the deadline for applications from April 14 to Friday May 1, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

SCC Prop 1 Applications Due April 27

SCC is currently currently soliciting projects that restore wetlands and/or enhance anadromous fish habitat along the North Coast. The Conservancy expects to have $6 million in funding available for projects. The deadline for applications has been extended to April 27, 2020.

CalFish Story Map

The Pacific State Marine Fisheries Commission and CDFW Monitoring and Evaluation of Salmonid Habitat Restoration (MESHR) Team have updated their CalFish Story Map with Fisheries Restoration Grant Program case studies from 2019. The case studies are intended to give a brief overview of a particular restoration project, pre- and post-treatment photos of at least one of the project features, and observations based on checklist assessments. 

Priority Action Coho Team Report

The Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is excited to announce the release of the Priority Action Coho Team (PACT) Report. PACT was initiated in 2011 as a joint initiative of the CDFW and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries in an effort to implement a wide range of new recovery initiatives to help prevent further Coho population losses. NOAA has also developed a website with a link to the report.

Smith River Dives: July 31

Smith River Alliance is happy to announce that the date of the 2020 Smith River Fish Count has been set for the weekend of July 31 - August 3. All the information about the event can be found on their website.

If you are able to attend please RSVP using this form

National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program

The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year 2021 round of the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program has been published. The period for States to apply is open through June 26, 2020. The NOFO, along with the full application package, is available here. 

Support NGOs During COVID-19

The CARES Act allows for households to take up to a $300 tax deduction for donations to nonprofits even if they are not itemizing in the 2020 tax year. Please consider donating to SRF or any of your favorite non-profits during this difficult time.

SRF Restoration Job Board

SRF is hosting a Job Board on our website to post current positions related to the fisheries and watershed restoration field in California.