Salmonid Restoration Federation

August 2017 eNewsletter Highlights

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • 2018 SRF Conference Call for Abstracts
  • 20th Annual Coho Confab Starts August 24
  • 9th Spring-run Chinook Symposium Presentations
  • WCB PSN Now Online 
  • Redwood Creek Low Flow Monitoring
  • Greywater Resources Page
  • SRRC is Hiring Fisheries Program Coordinator
  • Take Action to Protect the Clean Water Rule
  • SRF Merchandise Online

2018 Salmonid Restoration Conference First Call For Abstracts 

The 36th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference will be April 11-14, 2018 at the Fortuna River Lodge. Please visit our website to see the First Call for Abstracts and tentative conference agenda. You can also download the First Call in a PDF format.

Potential Field Tours include: 15 Years of Salmonid Habitat Restoration in Lower Klamath Tributaries; Lower Eel River Restoration, Flood Reduction, and Habitat Connectivity Tour; Headwaters to Tidewaters of Humboldt Bay; Large Wood Augmentation on Small Low-Risk Streams; Mattole Headwaters Instream work and Groundwater Recharge Projects; and Coho and Cows: Stories of Inclusive Restoration.

Potential Workshops include: Instream Flow; Effectiveness Monitoring of Instream Restoration Projects in California; Identifying Appropriate Site-Specific Methods and Target Criteria for Instream Large Wood Restoration Efforts in California; Using an Optimization Model to Select Fish Passage Barriers for Remediation; and Speaking of Science—Public Speaking Tips for Improved Science Communication

Potential Sessions include:

  • Cool Matters: Emerging Stream Temperature Science 
  • Streamlined Permitting for Restoration Projects — Existing Programs and Potential Reforms 
  • Klamath River Dam Removals —Overview of Planning and Process 
  • North Coast Innovative Flow Enhancement Programs 
  • Adapting Aging Infrastructure to Sustain Listed Salmonids 
  • Risky Landscapes and Nomadic Salmon; Salmon Ecology and Life-History Strategies 
  • Alluvial Fans and Salmonid Habitat: The Forgotten and Challenging Landscape in Between 
  • Restoring to Stage Zero, Recent Innovations in Restoration Science: Reports from the Field 
  • Eel River Ecology, Restoration Challenges and Opportunities
  • Modeling Salmonid Habitat for Restoration 

Please note that the agenda evolves and the 2nd Call for Abstracts may not include all of these potential sessions, workshops, and tours. Early submission helps SRF determine which sessions and workshops will be in the final agenda.

Presenter abstracts are due November 7, 2017.

SRF’s Call for Abstracts is highly competitive and not all abstracts can be accepted. Presentations that have not been given before at our conference will have priority, and we recommend submitting your abstract early for review.

To submit an abstract, please fill out this form, then email your abstract to Please review our submission guidelines. Receipt of your submission will be acknowledged by email and forwarded to the correct session chair.

20th Annual Coho Confab in the Mattole August 24-26 

Registration is still open for the 20th Annual Coho Confab in the scenic Mattole River valley in Humboldt County this August 24-26. SRF is coordinating this event in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Mattole Restoration Council, Mattole Salmon Group, and Sanctuary Forest. The Confab will feature workshops focused on coho recovery strategies and BMP land stewardship practices for landowners

Field tours will include the Mattole estuary where participants will see off-channel slough, Heliwood placement, riparian restoration, forest and fuels reduction, water conservation, and stream bank stabilization projects. Tours will also include a tour of the Salt River estuary restoration, beaver dam analogues, and groundwater recharge planning projects in the Mattole headwaters. One-day registration is now available.

For more information and to register, please visit SRF's Coho Confab website.


9th Spring-run Chinook Symposium Presentations Now Online

The 9th Spring-run Chinook symposium on the Salmon River was a great success. Selected presentations are available online.

WCB PSN Now Online 

The Wildlife Conservation Board Proposal Solicitation Notice is now online. Final Proposals are due on August 31 for Streamflow Enhancement Proposals and September 15 for Public Access Proposals.

Redwood Creek Low Flow Monitoring Online  

Thanks to the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, SRF is able to continue streamlined low flow monitoring in 2017. Please check out the graph on our Redwood Creek Monitoring page to see the bi-weekly flows of this tributary to the South Fork Eel River.

Greywater Resources Page

Greywater Workshop Resources Now Online

SRF with the support of the Watershed Fund hosted an exciting and informative Greywater workshop with Instructor Laura Allen, author of Greywater, Green Landscape.

Workshop resources and photos are now online.

Now Hiring SRRC Fisheries Program Coordinator 

Salmon River Restoration Council is Hiring a Fisheries Program Coordinator. To learn more about this position, please see the job announcement. The deadline to apply is August 11.

Take Action to Protect the Clean Water Rule  

The Clean Water Rule is the bedrock legislation to protect water quality in our precious rivers. The 30-day comment period is open to submit comments on the EPA proposal to rescind and replace the Clean Water Rule. Please check out these helpful Trout Unlimited resources to see a sample action alert letter and find out about a Town Hall meeting near you.

North Coast Public Meetings for Public Lands Legislation

Congressman Huffman is hosting a series of Public Meetings about the California draft public lands legislation for Northwest California that would protect wild lands and rivers while restoring watersheds and managing for fire. Please see the dates and locations of upcoming public meetings. 

SRF Merchandise Available Online


Visit our merchandise page to see our full line of Ray Troll t-shirts, hoodies, and baseball caps including the Salmon Family Tree Conference t-shirt and the NEW Spawntaneous Combustion t-shirt and hoodie featured above.