Salmonid Restoration Federation

August 2016 eNewsletter Highlights

35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference Final Call for Proposals

The 35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference will be March 29 - April 1, 2017 in Davis, CA. SRF is now accepting proposals for concurrent sessions, field tours, and workshops. Proposals should include the name and contact information for the  proposed coordinator, a description of the session, field tour, or workshop and a list of potential collaborators or presenters. Field tour proposals should include a proposed itinerary and a description of types of restoration projects to be showcased, as well as high-resolution photos.

Please send conference workshop, tour, and session proposals to by August 10.

The Call for Abstracts will be open from mid-August through October, 2016.

19th Annual Coho Confab

Join SRF for the 19th Annual Coho Confab on August 26-28 on the beautiful Mendocino Coast. The 2016 Coho Confab will feature tours of large wood augmentation projects, fish passage projects, the Usal Redwood Forest, and other collaborative restoration projects.

This Confab will be at the beautiful Jug Handle Creek Farm on the Mendocino Coast. Registration is now $225 which includes all meals, field tours, presentations, and camping. For an additional $100, participants can sign-up to stay in the Jug Handle Farmhouse or cabins on a first-come, first-requested basis. To make a reservation to stay in the house or cabins, please email

For more information and to register for this event, please click here.

2016 Steelhead Summit

SRF will host the 2nd Steelhead Summit October 26-27, 2016 in San Luis Obispo, CA. The agenda will highlight adaptive genomic variation, steelhead recovery planning, expanding coastal monitoring to the Central Coast, fish passage planning, water conservation efforts, and include regional status reports. The full-day symposium will be followed by field tours to restoration sites that highlight invasive species removal, erosion control, fish passage improvements, and water conservation projects. 

If you are interested in presenting at a poster session, please fill out this form. The full agenda and registration will open later this August.

The host hotel for this event is the Holiday Inn Express. SRF arranged a group block for $90 per night that includes breakfast, parking, and wi-fi. To make a reservation, please call (805) 544-8600 and use the group name SRF. The block includes 25 rooms and the discounted rate expires September 25. 

On October 26, the California Fish Passage Forum will be hosting an all-day meeting at the Holiday Inn Express meeting room. Steelhead Summit participants are welcome to attend that meeting. The California Fish Passage Forum (Forum), one of 19 nationally recognized fish habitat partnerships, is a consortium of organizations that seeks to protect and restore listed anadromous salmonid species, and other aquatic organisms, in California by working with partners to restore connectivity of freshwater habitats through fish passage barrier remediation. The Forum began funding projects in 2012, and has since funded 12 projects. Projects funded by the Forum are high priority projects that help achieve recovery plan goals, benefit anadromous fish species, provide access to priority habitats upstream, and address national conservation and USFWS climate change strategies.

8th Spring-run Chinook Symposium Presentations Now Online

SRF, along with project partners, hosted the 8th Spring-run Chinook Symposium on July 26-28 in Chico, CA. Thank you to all presenters, participants, and collaborators for contributing to a successful event! 

Please visit our website to view event presentations.

PSN and Application Released for WCB's Stream Flow Enhancement Program

The Water Conservation Board has released its Fiscal Year 2016-17 Proposition 1, California Stream Flow Enhancement Program (CSFEP) Proposal Solicitation Notice.

Proposals are due Wednesday, August 31, 2016, by 4:00 p.m. 

Click here to view details and submission guidelines.

California Trout Hiring Project Coordinator

The Steelhead Restoration Project Coordinator position will be based in the Ventura County area. This role will support the Santa Clara River Steelhead Coalition efforts and other regional Southern California projects. 

Please visit CalTrout's website for more information.

SWRCB and RWQCB Job Announcements

The State Water Resources Control Board and Regional Water Quality Control Boards will soon be hiring for geologist, engineer, and environmental scientist positions to assist with their Cannabis regulatory, outreach, and enforcement programs. 

Interested persons need to be on the state hiring list, which can be accessed on their website.

Trinity County BMP Workshop Video and Presentation Now Online

SRF, Pacific Watershed Associates, and Five Counties Salmonid Conservation Program hosted a Best Management Practices workshop and field tour in Trinity County on June 6, 2016.

Thanks to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and videographer Thomas Dunklin, we are able to share the video and powerpoints from this event.

SRF Newsletter Now Online

SRF posted our 2016 Summer Newsletter online that includes full event descriptions of the upcoming 19th Coho Confab in Mendocino and the 8th Spring-run Chinook Symposium in Chico, CA. We also included comprehensive updates about our Redwood Creek, South Fork Eel River low flow monitoring efforts, and our Best Management Practices and water conservation efforts on the North Coast.

Please click here to see the PDF of our summer newsletter.