Salmonid Restoration Federation

December 2017 eNewsletter Highlights

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • SRF Conference Call for Awards
  • Co-sponsor the 2018 SRF Conference
  • NOAA Fish Biologist Positions
  • MRCD Hiring Executive Director
  • DWR Hiring Scientific Aid
  • Support SRF this Holiday Season
  • SRF Conference Agenda and Registration Now Online
  • Poster Session Registration Open
  • LWD Workshop Preview
  • Featured Mattole Headwaters Tour
  • Hotel Group Blocks for SRF Conference

SRF Conference Agenda and Registration Now Online

The 2018 Salmonid Restoration Conference Agenda is now online. The Plenary session will be announced shortly. Registration for the 2018 Conference is now open. You can register online or with the conference registration form.

Register for the 2018 SRF Conference Poster Session 

SRF welcomes your attendance and participation in the 36th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference Poster Session that will be held Friday, April 13, 2018 from 7-10 pm at the Fortuna River Lodge.

Visit our website for additional information about the Poster Session. If you would like to present during the Poster Session, please pre-register by filling out this form.


Preview of 2018 Conference LWD Workshop  

Identifying Appropriate Site-Specific Methods and Target Criteria for Large Wood Restoration

Workshop Coordinators: Anna Halligan and Elizabeth Mackey, Trout Unlimited.

The workshop will focus on presenting several instream large wood implementation methods and techniques, followed by a discussion of where and when it is best to apply specific methods. The morning portion of the workshop includes several presentations from large wood restoration practitioners on a wide-array of implementation techniques. These presentations will include hands-on construction demonstrations and video footage, as well as provide an opportunity for participants to work through some mathematical calculations. The afternoon will consist of some directed small group discussion as well as a facilitated panel discussion. Discussion topics will include considering project outcomes when selecting treatment methods, the effectiveness of structure designs in achieving particular outcomes, and how to determine appropriate wood loading densities for various project types.

Featured Mattole Headwaters Tour 

Instream Restoration and Groundwater Recharge Planning in the Mattole Headwaters

Field Tour Coordinators: Tasha McKee, Sanctuary Forest, and Sam Flanagan, Bureau of Land Management

The tour will encompass a 500 meter reach of Baker Creek, a 4.1 square kilometer tributary to the upper Mattole River. The reach hosts a range of instream woody debris work begun in 2012 with the objective of increasing groundwater levels, improving instream habitat, and reconnecting historic floodplains. We will also visit an adjacent stream terrace to view a series of groundwater recharge ponds, both existing and planned. The field tour is intended to spur discussion on restoration in incised stream channels where several factors conspire to limit salmonid productivity: depleted streamflows, lack of instream habitat, and poor floodplain connectivity.

Hotel Group Blocks for SRF Conference 

SRF has set-up several group blocks for the SRF Conference including the Best Western, the Redwood Riverwalk Hotel, and the Comfort Inn. The group blocks are limited so please make your reservation early to ensure the discounted rate. All of the group blocks are under SRF. All of these hotels are walking distance to the conference facility.

Because hotel group blocks are limited for the upcoming SRF Conference, you are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible. Please scroll to the bottom of our Conference FAQs page for more details.

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SRF Conference Call for Awards 

Please submit 200 words or more to nominate candidates for the illustrious Restorationist of the Year Award, the Golden Pipe Award for Innovation, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the new Gordon Becker Memorial River Advocate Award.

The Gordon Becker Memorial River Advocate Award is for candidates who have been strong river advocates or stewards.

These awards will be presented at the 2018 Salmonid Restoration Conference. Nominations should be sent to by February 8, 2018. Please write "Award Nominations" in the subject line.

Co-sponsor the 2018 SRF Conference

To learn more about the benefits of becoming a conference co-sponsor, please click here. Co-sponsorship inquiries can be sent to

NOAA Fish Biologist Positions

NOAA Fisheries is hiring multiple fish biologists. These 1-year term positions can be extended for up to 4 years and will be located in various offices throughout the West Coast Region. For more information, see the job announcement on USAJobs, NMFS-WCR-2018-000. 

MCRCD Hiring Executive Director  

The Mendocino County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) is seeking a new Executive Director in Ukiah, CA. The Executive Director serves as the face of the District with agricultural, regulatory and environmental communities, as well as with the public at large. Applicants can find the job posting on Monster, Indeed, and at the MCRCD website.   

DWR Hiring Scientific Aid

The Department of Water Resources is a hiring Temporary/Intermittent Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid to assist staff with water quality, biological, creel, and recreation surveys in northern California. The job announcement is listed on the DWR website, applications are dueDecember 18.

Consider Supporting SRF this Holiday Season


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 Spawntaneous Combustion t-shirt and hoodie featured above.