Salmonid Restoration Federation

January 2018 eNewsletter Highlights

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • SRF Conference Call for Awards
  • Co-sponsor the 2018 SRF Conference
  • RCAA Projects Coordinator Position
  • TU Hiring Project Accountant
  • Support SRF this New Year
  • SRF Conference Registration Now Online
  • Poster Session Registration Open
  • Fish Passage Workshop Preview
  • Lower Klamath Field Tour Preview
  • Hotel Group Blocks for SRF Conference
  • Hotel Group Blocks for SRF Conference

SRF Conference Registration and Agenda Now Online

The 2018 Salmonid Restoration Conference Agenda is now online. The Plenary session will be announced shortly. Registration for the 2018 Conference is now open. You can register online or with the conference registration form.

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 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.

Lower Klamath River Large Wood Installation

Preview of 2018 Conference Fish Passage Workshop  

Using an Optimization Model to Select Fish Passage Barriers for Remediation

Workshop Coordinators: Lisa DeBruyckere of Fish Passage Forum and Ross Taylor of Ross Taylor and Associates.

This workshop focuses on testing FISHPass in a variety of watersheds along the coast of California, giving fish passage practitioners, and others involved in fish passage barrier remediation, an opportunity to test the model in a variety of watersheds. Workshop attendees will be able to test their own model runs and receive immediate model results as they interact with model inputs (e.g., cost) to explore potential outcomes. The goal of the workshop is to familiarize fish passage practitioners with FISHPass and its utility in optimizing fish passage barriers for remediation.

Featured Klamath Field Tour at the 2018 SRF Conference

15 Years of Salmonid Habitat Restoration in Lower Klamath Tributaries

Field Tour Coordinators: Rocco Fiori of Fiori GeoSciences and Sarah Beesley of Yurok Tribe

This field tour will focus on restoring complexity and resiliency to instream and off-channel habitats to support self-maintaining salmonid populations. The Yurok Tribal Fisheries Program and its restoration partners have been using a bio-geomorphic approach that promotes the geomorphic processes necessary to form and maintain productive instream and off-channel habitat features. These techniques include: excavations that mimic or enhance naturally occurring valley landforms, constructed log jams, constructed infiltration galleries and sediment weirs, and bioengineering. On-going monitoring indicates that natal and non-natal salmonids utilize these habitats as soon as they are available. Case examples from different hydro-geomorphic settings will be presented that illustrate design considerations and constraints and provide associated biological and physical monitoring results.

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.

SRF Conference Call for Awards 

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.

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

RCAA Projects Coordinator Job Announcement

The Natural Resources Services Division of the Redwood Community Action Agency in Eureka is looking for a highly-motivated, collaborative, and responsible individual to join their watershed team. They have multiple funded projects for this position. A detailed job announcement for the Projects Coordinator is on the RCAA website.

Trout Unlimited Hiring Grant Accountant  

Trout Unlimited is hiring a Grant Accountant in their Emeryville office. The position description and instructions for applying are available on TU's website

Outfit Yourself in SRF Merchandise this New Year


Visit our merchandise page to see our full line of Ray Troll t-shirts, hoodies, and baseball caps including the Salmon Family Tree Conference t-shirt and the Spawntaneous Combustion t-shirt and hoodie featured above.