Salmonid Restoration Federation

December 2018 News and Announcements

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • Updated Final Call for 2019 SRF Conference Abstracts 
  • SRF Conference Poster Session
  • Just Added: Calculating Instream Flows Workshop
  • Just Added: Applications of PIT Tag Technology  Field Tour
  • SRF Event Presentations Online
  • SRF Conference Call for Awards
  • Co-Sponsor the 2019 Conference
  • Sanctuary Forest is Hiring Water Program Assistant
  • CDFW Prop 1 & 68 PSN
  • SRF Conference FAQs
  • Support SRF This Holiday Season

Final Call for 2019 SRF Conference Abstracts, Presenter Deadline Extended to Dec 12

The 37th Annual Conference will be held in Santa Rosa, California from April 23-26, 2019. Please visit our website to see the Final Call for Presentation Abstracts

Please see the descriptions of workshops, tours, and sessions

Due to unforeseen circumstances, catastrophic fire, and other calamities, SRF has extended the presenter deadline for abstracts until December 12. Several sessions have already received more abstracts than they can accommodate so please read the updated Final Call for Abstracts carefully. SRF is excited to have recently added two additional workshops. The Conference sessions have remained the same.

To submit an abstract, please review our submission guidelines. Please fill out this form, then email your abstract to

Register Now for the SRF Poster Session 

SRF welcomes your attendance and participation in the 37th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference Poster Session that will be held Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 7 – 10 pm at the Finley Community Center in Santa Rosa, CA.

There is no cost to attend or present at the Poster Session, but you must register for the conference in order to participate. Please sign up for the Conference Poster Session by filling out this form

Just Added: Calculating Instream Flows Workshop

A workshop entitled Assessing Ecological Risks from Streamflow Diversions by Applying Riffle Crest Thalweg Rating Curves has just been added to the 2019 SRF Conference agenda. Workshop coordinators are Emily Cooper and William Trush of the HSU River Institute.

Successful regional streamflow diversion protocols require the sophisticated simplicity a top-down strategy provides. By restricting streamflow diversions to a relatively small percentage change in ambient riffle crest thalweg (RCT) depth, the natural magnitude, duration, frequency, and timing of unregulated streamflows (Q) remain protected. Workshop participants will be shown how to quantitatively link basic concepts in stream hydraulics to stream ecosystem processes, then apply these concepts to practically assess ecological risks from cumulative streamflow diversion.

Just Added: Applications of PIT Tag Technology in the Russian River Field Tour

The 2019 SRF Conference will feature a newly added field tour entitled PIT Antenna Technology: An Array of Applications in the Russian River Watershed, coordinated by Will Boucher of California Sea Grant and
Gregg Horton of Sonoma County Water Agency.

Passive integrated transponder (PIT) antennas have become important tools for informing salmonid habitat and demographic questions. We will provide an overview of advancements in PIT technology that have expanded our capabilities for answering questions that up until now could not readily be addressed with traditional monitoring methods. We will show examples of how we are using PIT antennas for life cycle monitoring, movement, survival, habitat validation, habitat connectivity, and growth in a variety of habitats: Russian River estuary and mainstem, Dry Creek, Green Valley Creek and Porter Creek. Matching PIT antenna and reader configurations to monitoring objectives are important considerations in developing a sound monitoring plan. 

SRF Event Presentations Online, Including LW Field School and Confab!

Check out the SRF website for new PowerPoint Presentations from the 2018 Large Wood Technical Field School. Videos are also available of past SRF educational presentations, including this summer's Coho Confab plenary presentations.

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 2019 Salmonid Restoration Conference. Nominations should be sent to by February 8, 2019. Please write "Award Nominations" in the subject line.

Co-Sponsor the 2019 Conference

To learn more about the benefits of becoming a co-sponsor of the 37th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference, please click here. Co-sponsorship inquiries can be sent to

Sanctuary Forest is Hiring a Water Program Assistant 

Sanctuary Forest seeks experienced individual to serve as Water Program Assistant. Submit cover letter, resume and references to Position open until filled. For more information, click on the online job announcement, send inquiries to this email address, or call (707) 986-1087 ext. 1#.

CDFW Prop 1 & 68 Grant Programs Accepting Applications

The 2019 Proposition 1 and Proposition 68 Proposal Solicitation Notice is currently posted. This funding opportunity is for multi-benefit ecosystem restoration and protection projects. The deadline for proposals is December 18 at 4 pm PDT.  

NOAA Community-based Restoration Program PSN is Now Posted

The principal objective of the NMFS Community-based Restoration Program Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration solicitation is to support habitat restoration projects that use an ecosystem-based approach to foster species recovery and increase populations under NOAA’s jurisdiction. The pre-proposal deadline is January 14. 

SRF Conference FAQs Now Online, Book Lodging Now! 

Answers to frequently asked questions about the 2019 Conference are now online. Conference group block discounts for lodging tend to go quickly, so we recommend booking as soon as possible. For more information go the FAQs page, and select the hotel options question.

Consider Supporting SRF this Holiday Season


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