Salmonid Restoration Federation

Final Call for Abstracts for the 2017 Salmonid Restoration Conference

Salmonid Restoration Federation will produce the 35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference in Davis, California. This event will take place from March 29-April 1, 2017 at the Veteran's Memorial Center.

The first two days of the conference include full-day workshops and field tours. Friday begins with a half-day plenary session followed by 1.5 days of technical, biological, and policy-related concurrent sessions. This conference will focus on a broad range of salmonid and watershed restoration topics of concern to restoration practitioners, watershed scientists, fisheries biologists, resource agency personnel, land-use planners, and landowners. 

Please review the Call for Abstracts below or download the PDF.

Presenter Abstracts were due November 14, 2016

Session Coordinator Abstracts with a list of final presenters were due on November 17, 2016

Field Tours

  • Watershed Day at the Capitol, a Legislative Tour

  • Stanislaus River Restoration Sites Rafting Tour

  • Yolo Bypass and Putah Creek Restoration Projects

  • Fins, Feathers, Farms and Floodplain Fecundity:  Multi-Use Floodplain Projects in the Lower Sacramento Valley

  • American River Gravel Augmentation and Floodplain Restoration Sites


  • Fish Passage from Tidewater to the Sierra

  • State of Beaver Restoration in California

  • What We’ve Learned About West Coast Floodplains: Lessons from the Landscape

Concurrent Sessions

  • Reintroduction of Salmon into their Historic Habitats

  • Swirling in Sediment and Slowing Fisheries Recovery

  • Protecting, Connecting, and Re-imagining Floodplain Habitat: Strategies for Restoring the Benefits of Floodplains to Juvenile Salmon

  • Using Photogrammetric and Aerial Vehicle Technology to Support Salmonid Restoration Planning and Engineering

  • Central Valley Recovery Planning and Restoration

  • Reviving a River: Spring-Run Chinook Reintroduction and Restoration of 150 Miles of the San Joaquin River

  • Hatchery Supplementation: Friend or Foe?

  • Estimating Juvenile Salmonid Survival Across Diverse Spatio-temporal Scales

  • Visioning Salmon Recovery — Restoring Ecological Function in the Central Valley’s Working Landscapes through Science, Collaboration, and Structured Decision Making

Submitting Session and Presentation Abstracts

Word Document Format Guidelines:

  • 12 point, Times New Roman font, and left justified only

  • Title of your abstract

  • A list of all the authors, their affiliation, and e-mail address. Presenters must be clearly identified. Please write out this information exactly as you would want it listed in the Presenter Directory. Please note that co-authors will not be listed in the conference agenda packet but they will be acknowledged in the Proceedings.

  • Indicate if the presenter is a student.

  • An indication of what concurrent session or workshop you would like to contribute to. Include preference of presentation type (i.e. PowerPoint LCD projector).

  • An abstract of 500 words or less.


Title: Sample Title

Author: Maria Gonzales, PhD, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, (Presenter), and Co-author: Martin Jones, PE, NOAA Fisheries,

Concurrent Session: Reintroduction of Salmon into their Historic Habitats

Abstract: Write your abstract here.

Submitting Your Abstract

All contributions, including Session and Presentation Abstracts, should be submitted electronically by email to with abstract attached as an MS Word file.

Receipt of your submission will be acknowledged by email and forwarded to the correct session chair. For any additional information, please contact SRF at (707) 923-7501 or at

Poster Session Information

SRF welcomes your attendance and participation in the Poster Session that will be held Friday, March 31, 2017 from 7 – 10 pm at the Veterans Memorial Center in Davis, CA.

There is no cost to attend or present at the Poster Session, but you must be registered for the conference in order to participate. If you would like to present during the Poster Session, please pre-register by filling out this form.