Salmonid Restoration Federation

Febuary 2023 eNewsletter

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • 40th Annual Conference Registration Open & Conference Agenda Packet Posted
  • SRF Conference Scholarship
  • SRF Award Nominations
  • 2023 Conference Mentorship Program
  • Featured Tour - McGarvey Creek
  • Featured Workshop - Remote Sensing
  • 2023 SRF Conference - Poster Session Open
  • 2023 SRF Membership Dinner and Film Screening
  • Co-Sponsor the 40th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference
  • Donate to the SRF Conference Scholarship
  • SRF Conference FAQs
  • SRF College Scholarship
  • SRF New Mailing Address
  • 2023 FRGP Solicitation Open
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Field School
  • Watershed Day at the Capitol
  • Please Support SRF
  • NMFS is Hiring on the West Coast
  • WRA Hiring Restoration Engineer
  • Quartz Valley Seeking Environmental Director
  • Restoration Job Board

40th Annual Conference Registration Open & Conference Agenda Packet Posted

The 40th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference will be held in Fortuna, California from April 25-28, 2023. The final workshopfield tour, and session descriptions and agendas are posted. Please click here to see the Conference Agenda Packet

Advanced conference registration ends February 24, 2023.

SRF Conference Scholarship

Thanks to the generous contributions from members and co-sponsors, SRF will be expanding our conference scholarship (conference registration fee waiver) opportunities this year. Scholarships are specifically for underrepresented members of the watershed restoration field, tribal members, students, and rural landowners.

To apply for a scholarship, please email a 200-word explanation of why you would like to attend the SRF Conference, how it would benefit the work / studies you are doing, and how you anticipate applying what you learn.

Scholarship requests are due on March 1 and SRF will be in touch with scholarship recipients by March 17.

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 a 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 - Process-based Restoration & Effectiveness Monitoring in McGarvey Creek

Attendees on the McGarvey Creek field tour will be able to see a variety of restoration features including constructed wood jams, off-channel wetlands, and beaver dam analogues / wood-based check dams as well as fisheries monitoring sites within a coastal tributary of the Lower Klamath River. Learn more here

Featured Workshop - Practical Remote Sensing Tools To Gain New Perspectives In River Restoration And Watershed Assessment

Do you want to travel through time, see patterns and colors not visible to the naked eye, and soar thousands of feet in the sky over your field sites? You can - with remote sensing! This full-day workshop provides a hands-on introduction to get you started using remotely sensed datasets and tools for restoration planning and assessment. 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 SRF with any questions about the poster session.

2023 SRF Membership Meeting, Dinner, and Film Screening

The Annual Membership Meeting and Dinner offers an opportunity to meet other members as well as the SRF Board of Directors and staff. The meeting will include an update on our accomplishments over the past year, as well as our plans and trajectory for the coming year.

This year's film screening will be The Lost Salmon,  directed by Shane Anderson. Tickets for the dinner and film screening can be purchased online. Learn more here

Erosion and Sediment Control Field School
June 6-7, Mendocino, CA

SRF is hosting an Erosion and Sediment Control Field School. This technical field course is part of our Northern California BMP Education Series funded by the CDFW’s Fisheries Restoration Grant Program. SRF is partnering with Pacific Watershed Associates to produce this educational event. Registration will open shortly.


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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. 

Donate to the 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 Conference FAQs

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

SRF College Scholarship 

The SRF Scholarship supports California students studying fisheries or watershed management. Students can access the 2023 HAF/WRCF Universal Application by visiting here. Applications are due March 2.  

SRF New Mailing Address

The SRF new mailing address is 1018 2nd St, Eureka, CA 95501. Please update your records. 

2023 FRGP Solicitation Open

CDFW is now accepting applications for projects under the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP). The 2023 FRGP Proposal Solicitation Notice and 2023 FRGP Guidelines outline the priorities and requirements to apply. Pre-applications are due February 9, 2023, and if eligible, full applications are due April 20, 2023. 

Watershed Day at the Capitol
April 20, 2023

Since 2002, the California Watershed Network has hosted an annual Watershed Education Day for Legislators. This event provides an opportunity for community-based watershed programs and groups to showcase their work to California legislators! Learn more and register here


Please Support SRF 

Please join SRF or renew your membership today. Membership includes connection to a network of thousands of scientists and practitioners with an interest in California fisheries and watershed restoration. 

Visit our merchandise page to see SRF's full line of Ray Troll t-shirts, hoodies, and baseball caps.


NMFS is Hiring on the West Coast

The National Marine Fisheries Service has announced nine vacancies for Natural Resource Specialist/Fish Biologist within the West Coast Region.  Learn more here


WRA Hiring Senior Restoration Engineer

The Riverscapes and Shorelines Group of WRA is actively seeking an experienced Senior Restoration Engineer who can bring their passion and expertise to our dynamic group. The ideal candidate has experience marketing California clients as well as managing design work in restoration. Learn more here

Quartz Valley Seeking Environmental Director

The Tribal Environmental Director is responsible for overseeing the overall protection of the environment located on and around Quartz Valley Indian Reservation. Learn more here

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.