Salmonid Restoration Federation

February 2021 News and Announcements

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • Registration is open for the SRF Virtual Conference
  • Featured Conference Workshop on Instream Flow
  • Applications Open for New SRF Scholarship
  • California Salmonscape resources page now available
  • SRF Restoration Webinar Series Archive
  • South Fork Eel River Low-Flow Monitoring Projects
  • SRF Promotion: free playing cards!
  • Pre-register for the 2021 Virtual Poster Session
  • SRF Virtual Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Info
  • Trout Unlimited Restoration Liability Survey
  • Stillwater Sciences Positions Available
  • Practicing Biocultural Restoration Virtual Series
  • Senate Bill No. 19 - Stream Gaging Plan
  • "Guardians of the River" short film
  • Klamath Mountains Winter Webinar Series
  • 2021 Wild and Scenic Film Festival
  • SRF Restoration Job Board

SRF Virtual Conference Registration is Open
April 21-23, 2021

SRF is pleased to announce that early registration has opened for the Salmonid Restoration Virtual Conference taking place from April 21-23, 2021. Please see the SRF website for information on workshops and concurrent sessions. The Plenary session line-up will be announced shortly. 

Click here for additional information and to register online for the 2021 Salmonid Restoration Virtual Conference

Featured Conference Workshop: Instream Flow 

Bill Trush, Co-Director HSU River Institute, Valerie Zimmer, State Water Resources Control Board, and Katrina Nystrom, Salmonid Restoration Federation will be coordinating a full day workshop on Assessing Ecological Risks from Streamflow Diversions in Coastal California Streams. Workshop participants will be shown how to quantitatively link RCT hydraulics with stream ecosystem processes, then shown how to apply these linkages practically and quantitatively for evaluating diversion risks. They will also discuss how and why maintaining ecological performance will require a top-down regional diversion strategy.

Apply for the SRF Diversity and Equity Scholarship!

Applications for our new scholarship fund are now available through the Humboldt Area Foundation scholarship portal. This fund is part of the 2021 Humboldt Area Foundation & Wild Rivers Community Foundation Scholarship Application, which is due by 11:59 PM on Monday, March 15, 2021. To apply, please fill out the general HAF Scholarship Eligibility Form and be sure to select "Watershed Sciences" and/or "Natural Resources" under the Field of Study question.

SRF created a scholarship fund in 2020 to support students that are underrepresented in the watershed field. If you would like to donate to our scholarship fund, please contact us at or visit our scholarship webpage.

California Salmonscape Webpage

SRF and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation collaborated on a series of educational projects this year, designed to promote sustainable seafood. Links to download recipe cards, factsheets, posters, and additional information about our incredible salmonscape are now available on our website.

SRF Restoration Webinar Series Archive

Last year, SRF launched an online webinar series to highlight themes from the 2020 Conference that will be explored when it is feasible to produce the Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference. 
Recordings of all restoration webinar presentations are available on the SRF Vimeo page

South Fork Eel River Low-Flow Monitoring Projects

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, including this time-lapse of photos from Redwood Creek in 2020. 

SRF is also conducting low flow monitoring on Sproul CreekClick here to see a digital flipbook of photos from the West Fork of Sproul Creek during Summer 2020.

SRF Merchandise Promotion - Free Cards!

For the month of February, if you purchase $50 or more in merchandise or membership dues with SRF, we will mail you a deck of salmon-themed playing cards, free of charge!

The artwork for these cards was designed by artist Ray Troll as part of the California Salmonscape educational project. Check out our website to view flipbooks of the cards.

Please visit SRF's merchandise page to order our merchandise including select Ray Troll hoodies, baseball caps, and t-shirts. Click here to join or renew your membership.

Pre-register for the 2021 Virtual Poster Session

The Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference Poster Session will be held concurrently with the virtual conference April 21-23, 2021. You must be registered for the conference to participate.

To receive more information about logistics, please pre-register for the 2021 Virtual Poster Session.

SRF Virtual Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Info

To learn more about the benefits and virtual opportunities of sponsoring the Virtual SRF Conference, please click here.

Sponsorship will include access to over 600 participants, logo and social media recognition, the ability to showcase your work on a virtual platform, and appointment features to schedule meetings with colleagues and prospective clients.

TU Restoration Liability Survey

Trout Unlimited is conducting a short survey to assess the extent to which perceived risk of legal liability is preventing landowners from participating in voluntary restoration projects. Take the survey here by February 19.

Stillwater Sciences Positions Available

Stillwater Sciences is hiring a On-call Fish Biologist (start date March 1) and a Senior Restoration Engineer. Click on the links to learn more.

Practicing Biocultural Restoration Virtual Series

River Restoration Northwest is excited to host a series of virtual events to investigate the practice and values of biocultural restoration. The first event in this series took place on February 1, but was recorded and will be posted online for later viewing.

Senate Bill No. 19 - Stream Gaging Plan

The first SB 19 Stream Gaging Plan public outreach meeting will take place February 4, 2021. Visit the webpage for information on how to join remotely.

 Guardians of the River

In this short film by American Rivers and Swiftwater Films, Indigenous leaders share why removing four dams to restore a healthy Klamath River is critical for clean water, food sovereignty and justice.

Klamath Mountains Winter Webinar Series

This 10-part class will share stories of how geology, climate, fire, and water provide the basis for the biological abundance of all living things across the Klamath Mountains — one of the most biodiverse places on Earth. 

2021 Wild and Scenic Film Festival

California Trout will host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival virtually, starting at 7pm on March 4th. Tickets to view this collection of environmental and adventure films are now available online.

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. Please email to post a job on our webpage.