Salmonid Restoration Federation

December 2022 eNewsletter

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • 40th Annual Conference Registration Opens Soon
  • SRF Conference Scholarship
  • SRF Award Nominations
  • 2023 Conference Mentorship Program
  • Featured Tour - Habitat Restoration in the Lower Mattole
  • Featured Workshop - Lamprey
  • SRF Conference Scholarship
  • 2023 SRF Conference - Poster Session Open
  • CDFW Announces $200 Million in New Grant Funding
  • Suppport SRF this Holiday Season
  • SRF Conference FAQs
  • Co-Sponsor the 40th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference 
  • SRCD Hiring ED
  • Please Update Your Contact Information
  • Restoration Job Board

40th Annual Conference Registration Opens Soon 

The 40th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference will be held in Fortuna, California from April 25-28, 2023. Conference registration and the final agenda will be posted shortly.  

SRF Conference Scholarship 

Please consider donating to the scholarship fund that will enable tribal members, underrepresented fisheries students, and rural landowners to attend the premier salmon restoration conference in California.

SRF will match each dollar donated to the SRF Conference scholarship fund through December 4, 2022.

SRF Award Nominations

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 2023 Salmonid Restoration Conference Banquet. Nominations should be sent to by February 10, 2023. Please write "Award Nominations" in the subject line.


2023 Conference Mentorship Program
Sign up as as Mentor or Mentee!

To welcome first-time attendees, students, young professionals, and people from historically underrepresented groups, SRF is evolving our mentorship program. Each Mentee will be matched with one Mentor. Through a series of brief one-on-one meetings before, during, and after the annual conference, Mentors will help Mentees make good use of their time at the conference, provide networking opportunities, share career advice, and perhaps even build lasting connections. This event is only for conference attendees. Visit our website to learn more and sign up!

Featured Tour - Habitat Restoration Projects in the Lower Mattole River

This tour focuses on the lower Mattole River and estuary to view and discuss past, present and future projects to improve conditions for salmonids. Learn more here

Featured Workshop - California Lamprey Considerations for People Restoring Streams Workshop and Field Tour

Most of the restoration and conservation activities that occur in Pacific coastal streams are intended to promote salmonid recovery but could also benefit native lampreys. The workshop will include a morning classroom session and an afternoon field tour. The classroom session will include presentations covering lamprey biology and systematics, cultural and ecological importance, and differences in life history and habitat requirements from salmonids. Learn more here

2023 SRF Conference - Poster Session Open

The Poster Session will be 7-10 pm on Thursday, April 27 at the Fortuna River Lodge (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 with any questions about the poster session.

CDFW Announces $200 Million in New Grant Funding

CDFW has over $200 million in new funding for multi-benefit ecosystem restoration and protection projects under Drought, Climate and Nature-Based Solutions Initiatives.The Watershed Restoration Grants Branch (WRGB) has released its Call for Concepts.


Support SRF this Holiday Season

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

SRF Conference FAQs

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

Co-Sponsor the 40th Salmonid Restoration Conference

Please consider supporting the 40th 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. Please see the co-sponsor appeal letter.

SRCD Hiring ED

The Sonoma Resource Conservation District Executive Director position offers an exciting opportunity to apply technical, administrative, policy, and collaboration skills to meaningful and impactful conservation work in some of California’s most beautiful landscapes. Learn more here

Stillwater Sciences Hiring

Stillwater Sciences is hiring multiple levels of engineers in multiple locations across California. Learn more here

Please Update Your Contact Information with SRF 

SRF is updating the contact information of our constituents. Providing your current mailing address will help ensure that any future mailings are sent to the correct location. We will never share your contact information with anyone and typically only mail information or event announcements 2-3 times per year.  

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.