Salmonid Restoration Federation

December 2019 News and Announcements

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • 2020 SRF Conference Registration Now Open
  • 2020 SRF Conference FAQs and Lodging
  • 2020 SRF Conference Poster Session Now Open
  • Featured 2020 Workshop: Assessing Ecological Risks from Streamflow Diversions
  • Featured 2020 Field Tour: San Lorenzo River
  • The Aquatic eDNAtlas Project
  • 15th Annual Berkeley River Restoration Symposium
  • NOAA Funding Opportunity
  • Klamath River Restoration RFP
  • Redwood Creek, South Fork Eel Low-Flow Monitoring
  • SRF Restoration Job Board
  • Please Support SRF

2020 SRF Conference Registration Now Open

SRF is happy to announce that the 38th Annual Conference will be held in Santa Cruz, California March 31-April 3, 2020. 

Brief descriptions of the conference field toursworkshops, and sessions are now posted to the SRF website. We will be posting the final agenda shortly.

You may register for the 2020 Salmonid Restoration Conference online or fill out the registration form.

2020 SRF Conference Hotel and FAQs

The largest conference hotel block is at the Hotel Paradox, which has 25 rooms at the state rate, 25 rooms at the federal rate, and 25 premium rooms. Please book soon to secure these great rates. Additionally, the Best Western is offering a rate of $126 plus tax that includes breakfast, parking, and wifi until February 29. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions section of our conference webpage to see how to secure these group rates.
The fabulous Dream Inn on the Santa Cruz boardwalk is just a few minute walk from the conference facility at the Cocoanut Grove. Every room has spectacular ocean views. This boutique hotel is offering a deeply discounted rate for conference participants. Rates are $239 + tax per night for Sun - Thursday, and $359 for Friday and includes parking. To make a reservation, please call 831-740-8069 and ask for the Salmonid Restoration Federation Room Block.

2020 SRF Conference - Poster Session Now Open

The Poster Session will be 7-10 pm on Thursday, April 2 at the Cocoanut Grove. This annual event is open to all conference attendees and is a great venue to network with your peers. There is no additional cost to attend or present a poster. We encourage posters, pamphlet distribution, software exhibits, and multimedia (video) presentations.
If you would like to present during the Poster Session, click here to pre-register.
Please email info@calsalmon with any questions about the poster session.

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 2020 Salmonid Restoration Conference. Nominations should be sent to by February 7, 2020. Please write "Award Nominations" in the subject line.

Featured SRF Conference Workshop: Assessing Ecological Risks from Streamflow Diversions in Coastal California Streams

The 2020 SRF Conference will feature a workshop called Assessing Ecological Risks from Streamflow Diversions in Coastal California Streams, coordinated by Bill Trush, River Institute, Humboldt State University.

Workshop participants will be shown how to quantitatively link basic stream hydraulics and stream ecosystem processes, then apply these linkages to practically and quantitatively evaluate ecological risks from cumulative streamflow diversions. This workshop will review field techniques for measuring riffle crests, show how basic stream channel hydraulics can be estimated from RCT-Q rating curves, calibrate an RCT-Q rating curve from the realtime USGS gaging website, then demonstrate its usefulness as a simple tool for prescribing instream diversions. The workshop will end with a discussion of the the future of top-down versus bottom-up strategies for instream flow diversion policies in California.

Featured SRF Conference Tour: Salmonid Recovery in the San Lorenzo River Watershed: Water, Wood and Working with Neighbors

This tour will visit sites in the San Lorenzo River Watershed that showcase current salmonid recovery actions including water management, stream wood enhancement and working within residential neighborhoods to preserve natural wood recruitment and enhance riparian corridors. The tour will include lunch at the beautiful Quail Hollow County Park.

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Salmonid Restoration Federation (SRF) promotes restoration and recovery of California’s wild salmon and steelhead populations through education, collaboration, and advocacy. SRF puts on the premier salmonid restoration in California and a host of other educational events that benefit our totem salmon and river communities. 

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Join SRF for Arts Alive December 7

Join SRF at our office by the gazebo in Old Town for the final Eureka Arts Alive of 2019! Meet local artist Thomas Dunklin and view his incredible salmon photography, Saturday, December 7 from 6-9pm. 

Mattole Restoration Council is Hiring an Executive Director

MRC seeks an Executive Director at either full or half time. The position is based in the Petrolia office. More information is available in the job description here. 

The Aquatic eDNAtlas Project

The eDNAtlas is an open-access, crowd-sourced database of species occurrence records derived from aquatic eDNA surveys conducted by dozens of natural resource agencies in the U.S. Visit the US Forest Service website to check it out!

15th Annual Berkeley River Restoration Symposium

The December 7th symposium is open to the public without charge, but please pre-register here to ensure there will be a program and coffee for you. For further information, please see the symposium website.

Klamath River Coho Habitat Restoration Program 2019-2020 Request for Proposals

The NFWF is now seeking proposals for the Klamath River Coho Habitat Restoration Program. The pre-proposal due date is December 12.

NOAA Community-Based Restoration Program Funding Opportunity

$4 million in Community-based Restoration Program funding available for coastal and marine habitat restoration in 2020. Pre-proposals are due January 8, 2019. 

Redwood Creek, South Fork Eel Low-Flow Monitoring

SRF has been conducting low flow monitoring in Redwood Creek in the South Fork Eel watershed since 2013. Check out our website to see project resources, the low flow trajectory, and regular updates about this project.

SRF Restoration Job Board

SRF is hosting a Job Board on our website to post current positions related to the fisheries and watershed restoration field in California.

SRF Merchandise Available

Visit SRF's merchandise page to see our merchandise including select Ray Troll hoodies, baseball caps, and t-shirts, like the one featured below.