Salmonid Restoration Federation

December 2021 SRF eNewsletter

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • 2022 SRF Conference Final Call for Abstracts
  • 2022 SRF Conference Registration
  • SRF Conference-Call for Awards
  • 2022 SRF Conference-Poster Session Now Open
  • SRF Conference FAQs
  • Featured SRF Conference Workshop: Fish Passage Design Workshop and Field Tour
  • Featured SRF Conference Tour: Fisheries Recovery in the Butano/Pescadero Watershed
  • Sproul Creek, SF Eel Virtual Meeting
  • Small Community Drought Relief Program
  • Redwood Creek, SF Eel Flow Enhancement Project
  • Prunuske Chatham, Inc. Environmental Planner Requested
  • CDFW Seeks Two Senior Environmental Scientists
  • CalTrout Seeking a Shasta-Klamath region Project Manager
  • Collaborative Water Management Guidebook
  • SRF Restoration Job Board
  • Consider Supporting SRF this Holiday Season
  • Support the 39th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference

2022 SRF Conference Final Call for Abstracts
Presenter abstracts deadline is extended until December 3
The Final Call for Presentation Abstracts is now posted. Session descriptions are available on the SRF website. At this time, we are only accepting abstracts for in-person presentations. 

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

2022 SRF Conference Registration

Conference registration will open in mid-December and will be similar to 2020 conference registration pricing. Proof of vaccination will be required to attend the conference or proof of recent COVID test results (48 hours).

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 Gordon Becker Memorial River Advocate Award.

These awards will be presented at the 2022 Salmonid Restoration Conference. Nominations should be sent to by February 11, 2022. Please write "Award Nominations" in the subject line.

2022 SRF Conference - Poster Session Now Open

The Poster Session will likely be 7-10 pm on Thursday, April 21 at the Cocoanut Grove (the conference venue). This annual event is open to all conference attendees and is a great venue to network with your peers.
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 FAQs

Information about hotel group blocks, COVID-19 precautions, and other conference logistical info can be found here.

Featured SRF Conference Workshop: Fish Passage Design Workshop and Field Tour

The 2022 SRF Conference will feature a two-day option called Fish Passage Design for Road Crossings Workshop and Field Tour, coordinated by Michael Love and Kristen Kittleson

This two-day workshop will focus on fish passage design approaches and techniques for road-stream crossings and other low-head barriers. The course will be structured around Part XII – Fish Passage Design and Implementation - of the CDFW California Salmonid Stream Habitat Restoration Manual. The workshop is intended for participants with a variety of backgrounds, including engineers, biologists, geologists, planners, and project managers, and will have participants work on sample problems taken from real projects, including analysis of thalweg profiles, developing designs for a stream simulation culvert crossing, and sizing material for a roughened channel. The second half of Day 2 will include a field tour to a range of fish passage sites within Santa Cruz’s Corralitos Creek. Sites include full replacements and retrofits of stream crossings and a fish ladder, illustrating the various design approaches covered in the workshop and described in CDFW Part XII.

Featured SRF Conference Tour: Fisheries Recovery in the Butano/Pescadero Watershed

Pescadero Creek Watershed is a critical independent watershed for CCC Coho, is home to myriad special status species, and contains the Pescadero Marsh Natural Reserve, a management flashpoint for 30+ yrs. This tour will enable participants to learn about unique issues, technical solutions, compliance approaches, and partnerships necessary to complete an array of projects from headwaters to the ocean, including the Butano Reconnection project and much more.


Sproul Creek, South Fork Eel Virtual Meeting
6:30 pm on Dec 14, 2021

Salmonid Restoration Federation is hosting an online meeting about Sproul Creek, a significant tributary in the South Fork Eel watershed. Presentations and discussions will include Sproul Creek streamflow conditions, recent restoration, and flow enhancement planning. Please register in advance at Sign up for the Sproul Mailing List

Marshall Ranch Flow Enhancement Proj Public Hearing to Adopt MND
6:00 pm on Dec 16, 2021

SRF and Stillwater Sciences have designed a flow enhancement project in Redwood Creek, South Fork Eel that includes 10-million gallons of off-stream pond storage to augment flows in Redwood Creek during the dry summer months. SRF's Marshall Ranch Flow Enhancement project is on the agenda for the Humboldt County Planning Commission on December 16 at 6pm. Click here to see how to attend the meeting.

Small Community Drought Relief Program

The purpose of the program is to provide immediate and near-term financial and technical support to help small communities survive this and future droughts. The Department of Water Resources will award funds on a first come first serve basis until funds are exhausted or the end of December 2023. Eligible applicants include nonprofits, public agencies, and tribal governments in California. Learn more here.  

Prunuske Chatham, Inc. Environmental Planner Requested

The Senior Restoration Ecologist / Project Manager works with the Science, Operations and Development Teams to support the planning, design, implementation and monitoring of multi-benefit riparian and floodplain restoration projects. Learn more here


CDFW Seeks Two Senior Environmental Scientists

The CDFW Watershed Enforcement Team on the north coast has two Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) positions available on CalCareers. A permanent, Full-Time position, and a Limited-Term position, both in Mendocino County. 

CalTrout Seeking a Shasta-Klamath Region Project Manager

The Nature Conservancy, SRF, and Alford Environmental have produced a Collaborative Water Management Guide to Enhancing Streamflow and Water Supply Reliability in California’s Rural Watersheds and Communities.

Collaborative Water Management Guidebook

The Nature Conservancy, Salmonid Restoration Federation, and Alford Environmental have produced a Collaborative Water Management Guide to Enhancing Streamflow and Water Supply Reliability in California’s Rural Watersheds and Communities. 

SRF Restoration Job Board

SRF hosts a Job Board on our website to post current positions related to California's fisheries and watershed restoration field. Please email to post a job on our webpage.  

Support SRF this Holiday Season

Visit our merchandise page to see our full line of Ray Troll t-shirts, hoodies, baseball caps, and soon stickers from Micheal Zontos including the coho sticker featured above.

Co-Sponsor Info for the 39th Salmonid Restoration Conference

Please consider supporting the 39th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference. Co-sponsors are recognized in all conference materials and receive complimentary conference passes. Co-sponsorships help keep the conference affordable for practitioners and make it feasible for SRF to produce the conference during COVID. Please see the co-sponsor appeal letter.