Salmonid Restoration Federation

January 2019 News and Announcements

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • 2019 SRF Conference Agenda and Registration 
  • SRF Conference Poster Session
  • Featured Workshop: Cannabis and Instream Flows 
  • Featured Tour: Winter Habitat, Floodplains, and Fish Passage in Lagunitas Creek 
  • 3rd Steelhead Summit Presentations Online
  • SRF Conference Call for Awards
  • Co-Sponsor the 2019 Conference
  • CDFW Program Manager Position Open 
  • NOAA Restoration Proposals Due Jan 14
  • Endangered Species Grant Program Due Jan 31
  • Cultural, Community & Natural Resources Proposals Due Feb 13  
  • SRF Conference Mentor-Mentee Luncheon
  • SRF Conference FAQs & Lodging
  • Consider Supporting SRF with a Merchandise Purchase

SRF Conference Agenda and Registration are Now Online 

The 37th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference Agenda is now online. The Plenary session will be announced shortly. Registration is now open for the 2019 Conference. You can register online or with the conference registration form.

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.

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:  Growing Impacts - Cannabis and Instream Flows

Through a combination of presentations and discussions, this workshop will explore the impacts of large-scale cannabis agriculture on rivers and streams, with a focus on hydrology. Specific topics will include: 1) quantifying the recent expansion of cannabis production, 2) hydrological and ecological effects of cannabis production, 3) diverse perspectives on California's system for regulating the environmental impacts of cannabis production, and 4) opportunities and challenges for improving farming practices.


Featured 2019 Conference Tour: Winter Habitat, Floodplains, and Fish Passage in Lagunitas Creek

This tour will visit four recently-implemented habitat enhancement projects implemented in Lagunitas Creek, to improve habitat for coho and steelhead. The projects include: two projects designed to reconnect Lagunitas Creek to its floodplain, for winter habitat enhancement; a large woody debris instream enhancement project in the Devils Gulch tributary; and a fish passage improvement project in the San Geronimo Creek tributary. The tour presenters will demonstrate design goals, implementation techniques, and effectiveness monitoring methods. 

3rd Steelhead Summit Presentations Now Online

Presentations from the 3rd Steelhead Summit are now online and include exciting talks about conservation genetics, post-fire impacts to steelhead recovery, coastal monitoring and status reports, and flow enhancement planning.

Please Consider Supporting Salmonid Restoration With a Merchandise Purchase


Visit SRF's merchandise page to see our full line of Ray Troll t-shirts, hoodies, and baseball caps, including the Return of the Sockeye t-shirt featured above.

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.

These awards will be presented at the 2019 Salmonid Restoration Conference. Nominations should be sent to by February 8, 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

CDFW Program Manager Position Watershed Restoration Grants Branch 

California Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting an Environmental Program Manager 1 to manage the Proposition 1 and 68 grant programs statewide. The position is also responsible for development of a monitoring program of the restoration projects. The position is located in Sacramento, California. For more details, please see the job announcement. Applications are due Jan 16.

NOAA Community-based Restoration Program Applications Due Jan 14

The principal objective of the NMFS Community-based Restoration Program Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration solicitation is to support habitat restoration projects that use an ecosystem-based approach to foster species recovery and increase populations under NOAA’s jurisdiction. The pre-proposal deadline is January 14. 

Endangered Species Conservation and Recovery Grant Program Deadline Jan 31

CDFW recently released the 2019 Endangered Species Conservation and Recovery Grant Program Proposal Solicitation Notice.   

Cultural, Community and Natural Resources Concept Proposals Due Feb 13  

The California Natural Resources Agency will be accepting concept proposals for the Cultural, Community and Natural Resources Grant Program. Details, including requirements and upcoming workshops, can be found online

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. SRF will email enrollment information to all conference registrants.

SRF Conference FAQs Now Online, Book Lodging Now! 

Answers to frequently asked questions about the 2019 Conference are now online. Conference group block discounts for lodging tend to go quickly, so we recommend booking as soon as possible. For more information go the FAQs page, and select the hotel options question.