Salmonid Restoration Federation

February 2019 News and Announcements

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • 2019 SRF Conference Agenda and Registration 
  • SRF Conference Poster Session
  • Featured Workshop: Restoring to Stage 0 
  • Featured Tour: Dry Creek Enhancement and Recovery 
  • SRF Annual Meeting, Membership Dinner, and Film 
  • SRF Conference Call for Awards
  • Co-Sponsor the 2019 Conference
  • WCB Regional Conservation Investment Strategies PSN
  • Ocean Protection Council Grant Solicitation 
  • Cultural, Community & Natural Resources Proposals 
  • Job Opening for SMRCD Conservation Project Manager 
  • Consider Supporting SRF with a Merchandise Purchase

SRF Conference Agenda Packet Now Online and Registration Open

The 37th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference Agenda Packet is now online. Advanced registration ends on March 22 but field tours are likely to sell out before then. You can register online or with the conference registration form.

If you would like to help SRF distribute conference agenda packets, please click here.

Pre-Register 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. Please note that you must be registered for the Conference in order to participate in the Poster Session. 

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

Featured 2019 Conference Workshop:  Restoring to Stage 0, Recent Advances and Applications in Process-Based Habitat Restoration

This workshop will cover the most up-to-date theory and practice of Stage 0 restoration throughout the life cycle of a project, including the supporting science, planning where and under what conditions Stage 0 is relevant, existing methods of design and construction including examples ranging from nudging deposition processes to wholesale grading of valley surfaces, with examples from diverse eco-regions. How to permit Stage 0 restoration projects will be an emphasis of the workshop.

Featured 2019 Conference Tour: Dry Creek Field Tour, Partnerships in Habitat Enhancement and Monitoring for Salmonid Recovery


The Dry Creek tour features salmonid habitat enhancement projects and monitoring programs on both private and public lands that demonstrate long term partnerships that strategically implement conservation practices within the Dry Creek Basin. We will highlight conservation strategies that address issues related to salmonid recovery and that provide long-term solutions for communities and the environment. Tour projects will highlight collaborative efforts guided by the Russian River BO, and the Russian River Coho Salmon Captive Broodstock Program and that are implemented by agencies and landowners. Project sites are located on the mainstem of Dry Creek and includes engineered log jams, off-channel and in-channel habitat enhancements.

SRF Annual Meeting, Membership Dinner, and Film Screening of The Breach


Please join SRF for our Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, April 24 followed by a fabulous membership dinner and film screening of The Breach. You do not need to be a member to attend. Sign up for this event via the SRF Conference Registration.

SRF Conference Call for Awards February 20 Deadline

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.

These awards will be presented at the 2019 Salmonid Restoration Conference. Nominations should be sent to by February 20, 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

WCB's Regional Conservation Investment Strategies PSN

WCB is seeking high-caliber grant proposals for the development of Regional Conservation Investment Strategies. Deadlines for this new program are March 1, May 17, and August 19, 2019. To learn more about this new program, please visit the PSN.

Ocean Protection Council's Grant Solicitation Now Open

The OPC is looking for projects to provide long term benefits to marine managed areas, ocean and coastal water quality, fisheries and fish habitat, or climate change adaptation. The application deadline is March 18, 2019. Visit the OPC Prop 1 webpage for all details.

Cultural, Community and Natural Resources Concept Proposals  

The California Natural Resources Agency will be accepting concept proposals for the Cultural, Community and Natural Resources Grant Program through February 13. Requirements and upcoming workshops, can be found online

San Mateo RCD Conservation Project Manager Position 

The San Mateo Resource Conservation District seeks to fill a full-time position for a Conservation Project Manager. View the job description here. The deadline is February 22.

SRF Conference Mentor-Mentee Luncheon 

SRF will be offering a Mentor-Mentee Luncheon at the Salmonid Restoration Conference. This special event is scheduled on Thursday, April 25 after the Plenary Session. Attendance is limited to 60 conference registrants. 

Please Support SRF

SRF Members receive discounted pricing for the annual conference. Please join SRF or renew your membership today.

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