Salmonid Restoration Federation

August 2018 News and Announcements

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • SRF Accepting Proposals for 2019 Conference  
  • 21st Coho Confab August 24-26
  • SRF Large Wood Technical Field School
  • New SRF Publications
  • Salmon-Inspired Performance in Eureka August 11
  • WCB Streamflow Enhancement PSN Due Sept 4
  • NFWF Proposals Due Sept 20
  • CDFW Hydraulic Engineer Announcement
  • Smith River Dives August 10-12
  • SRF Merchandise

Extended Call for SRF Conference Proposals 

The 37th Annual Conference will be held in Santa Rosa, California from April 23-26, 2019. The Initial Call for Proposals has been extended to August 15. To submit a proposal for a workshop, session, or field tour, or to inquire about what is already confirmed for the 2019 Conference agenda, please email to Please know that SRF has already received numerous proposals so we may not be able to accept all proposals that are received this year. The First Call for Abstracts will be posted later in August  or early September 2018.

Register Now for 21st Annual Coho Confab, August 24-26, Smith River

SRF with the support of CDFW, will host the 21st Annual Coho Confab at the beautiful Rock Creek Ranch on the South Fork of the Smith River. Workshops include Beaver Dam Analogues workshop and tour and underwater fish identification on the Lower Smith River as well as an Open Forum focused on Research to Restoration. Field tours will visit future and completed fish passage projects and bridge replacements, large wood projects in Redwood State Parks, and engineered log jams in the Lower Klamath. The standard registration fee of $200 covers field tours, workshops, meals, and camping. For more details and to register, please see the Confab webpageagenda and registration form, or online registration

SRF is offering special Friday night registration for local landowners, Smith River Alliance members, and students who may be interested in attending the keynote presentations and joining SRF for a great dinner and libations. Please click here for $25 Friday night registration. Students are $15-20 and can pay onsite.


SRF Large Wood Technical Field School Registration is Open

Join SRF and Trout Unlimited for our first Large Wood Technical Field School that will be held at Jug Handle Creek Farm on the Mendocino Coast during October 30-31. The field school will include a full-day technical workshop and tours of innovative large wood projects. This school is intended for planners, foresters, heavy equipment operators, and others interested in large wood restoration efforts. Advanced registration is $175 until September 5 and includes the workshops, field tours, and six meals.  For an additional $122 per person, participants can sign up to stay in a shared room at the Jug Handle Creek farmhouse on a first-come, first-serve basis. To make a reservation to stay in the house, please email

Please see the agenda and registration form for more details about this field school. Online registration is now open.

New SRF Publications  

Please check out the SRF Summer Newsletter that highlights upcoming educational events and a Collaborative Water Management Report that SRF prepared with The Nature Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, Mendocino RCD, and Sanctuary Forest. We hope this report will help inform other collaborative water management efforts in coastal watersheds that are grappling with water scarcity issues and protecting remaining salmon habitat. 



Being Salmon, Being Human Performance in Eureka

SRF is excited to host Being Salmon, Being Human—a storytelling and musical performance from Norway at the amazing Phatsy Kline's lounge at the historic Eagle House on August 11. This free event coincides with the inaugural Eureka Street Art Festival. Come join us at 7:30pm for libations. The show will begin at 8pm. To learn more about this book and performance, click here.

WCB Streamflow Enhancement Program Grants Due Sept 4

This year’s Proposal Solicitation Notice for the Streamflow Enhancement Program has been posted to the Wildlife Conservation Board’s website. WCB is accepting proposal applications for this program now through September 4. 

NFWF Freshwater Restoration RFP Due Sept 20

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals to support restoration of freshwater to critical rivers, lakes, and estuaries in priority geographies throughout the West. This fund will support voluntary water transactions, paired with monitoring and outreach, to help showcase the ecosystem benefits of increased instream flow. The Western Freshwater Restoration Fund will award approximately $850,000 in grants in 2018. To learn more, click here.

CDFW Senior Hydraulic Engineer  Examination Announcement 

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is announcing an employment examination for Senior Hydraulic Engineer. You can find the bulletin at The bulletin provides a detailed description of the qualifications and items needed. The final filing date is August 20.

Smith River Fish Dive

The Smith River Alliance invites all swimmers and wild fish enthusiasts to participate in this year’s Fish Count, August 10-12, in the clear blue waters of the Smith River. Training will be provided. 

SRF Merchandise


Visit our merchandise page to see our  Ray Troll t-shirts, hoodies, and ball caps.