Salmonid Restoration Federation

February 2018 eNewsletter Highlights

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • SRF Conference Call for Awards
  • SRF Annual Member Dinner and Film Screening 
  • Co-sponsor the 2018 SRF Conference
  • NOAA's Coastal Resilience Grant Program
  • SRF Merchandise
  • Register Soon for SRF Conference 
  • Poster Session Registration Open
  • Eel River Field Tour Preview
  • Instream Flow Workshop Preview
  • Hotel Group Blocks for SRF Conference 

SRF Conference Award Nominations Due February 8

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.


SRF Annual Meeting, Membership Dinner, and Film Screening of A River’s Last Chance 

Please join SRF for our Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, April 12 followed by a fabulous membership dinner and film screening of A River’s Last Chance.
You do not need to be a member to attend. 

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's Coastal Resilience Funding Opportunity

This grant program is seeking to fund projects that build the resilience of coastal communities and ecosystems. Pre-proposals are due March 7, 2018. View details at

Fisheries Restoration Grant Program PSN

The Fisheries Restoration Grant Program Proposal Solicitation Notice should be released shortly. You can view the draft notice and future notices at the CDFW's FRGP webpage

SRF Merchandise

Visit our merchandise page to see our full line of Ray Troll t-shirts, hoodies, aprons, and baseball caps.

SRF Conference Advanced Registration Discount Ends March 3 

Registration for the 2018 Salmonid Restoration Conference is open and the advanced registration discount lasts for one more month. You can register online or with the conference registration form. The 2018 Conference Agenda is online and the Plenary session will be announced shortly. 

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


Featured Field Tour at the 2018 SRF Conference

Lower Eel River Restoration, Flood Reduction, and Habitat Connectivity Tour

This tour will visit diverse project sites including the Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project which is a multi-benefit project lead by the Humboldt County Resources Conservation District, the Rohner Creek Flood Reduction & Habitat Enhancement Project and the Strongs Creek Fish Passage Improvement Project, both in the City of Fortuna. The tour will include constructed tidal channels, floodplains, side-channels, large wood structures, geomorphically-based and concrete fishways, a sediment management area, and landscape-scale revegetation efforts. Project goals, engineering design, implementation, and monitoring will be discussed at each of the project sites. 

Preview of 2018 Conference Instream Flow Workshop  

Devising Regionally Protective Instream Flow Criteria for Unregulated Coastal California Streams

This workshop, offered by Professor and Hydrologist Bill Trush, will focus on devising regionally protective instream flow criteria for unregulated coastal California streams. By understanding how physical processes of rivers big and small similarly perform hydraulically, environmental flow needs can be quantified regionally. In the morning, hydraulic units with their section and bedform control over streamflow depth and velocity will be explored from a biological perspective, including how a stream channel’s riffle crest cross-sections govern seasonal recession and baseflow velocities and depths. Real spatial and real temporal variability will then be folded into hydraulic performance to demonstrate how specific life history and large-scale ecosystem flow needs are met. The afternoon will begin with a synthesis of the morning’s science, and then chart a pathway to regionalizing an environmentally protective diversion strategy for the South Fork Eel River. Workshop participants will be provided quantitative examples allowing them a hands-on opportunity to test-drive the regional strategy proposed. 

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 see our Conference FAQs page for more details.