Salmonid Restoration Federation

January 2023 eNewsletter

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • 40th Annual Conference Registration Open
  • SRF Agenda Posted
  • SRF Conference Scolarship
  • SRF Award Nominations
  • 2023 Conference Mentorship Program
  • Featured Tour - Prairie and Redwood Creek
  • Featured Workshop - Flow Enhancement
  • 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
  • Please Update Your Contact Information
  • 2023 FRGP Solicitation Open
  • WSP Seeking Partners fo 30th Program Year
  • Please Support SRF
  • USFS Summer Internships
  • CDFW Beaver Unit Hiring
  • Restoration Job Board

40th Annual Conference Registration Open 

The 40th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference will be held in Fortuna, California from April 25-28, 2023.

Conference registration is open.

SRF Agenda Posted 

The final workshopfield tour, and session descriptions and agendas are now posted.

SRF received more abstracts than we can accomadate so if you submitted a presentation that was not accepted, please consider presenting in the poster session

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 as 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 - Securing a Stronghold: Different Approaches for Design and Collaborative Process in Prairie Creek and Redwood Creek Restoration Projects

Join us for a field tour of lower Prairie Creek, a salmon and climate stronghold, and view past, present, and future habitat restoration projects. We will also visit Redwood Creek’s estuary and discuss the exciting possibility of levee modification and estuarine habitat restoration with project partners. Learn more here

Featured Workshop - Flow Enhancement Workshop

In this time of unprecedented drought severity and low flow conditions, this workshop will explore the restoration techniques, strategies, and range of projects that address water scarcity in California’s salmon-supporting streams and rivers. Topics range from storage and forbearance and water-efficiency projects to augmented flow release and indirect methods that alter the water balance. 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 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

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.

Please Update Your Contact Information with SRF 

SRF is updating the contact information of our constituents. Providing your current mailing address will help ensure that any future mailings are sent to the correct location. We will never share your contact information with anyone and typically only mail information or event announcements 2-3 times per year.  

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 outlines the priorities and requirements to apply. Pre-applications are due February 9, 2023 and, if eligible, full applications are due April 20, 2023. 

WSP Seeking Partners for 30th Program Year

The Watershed Stewards Program is accepting site applications for WSP Year 30 (October 2, 2023 to August 15, 2024). Please submit a Year 30 Placement Site Application by February 6, 2023. Learn more about being a placement site here

Klamath River Reservoir Reach Restoration Plan

Coinciding with the historic FERC surrender order on the Klamath Dam Removal Project last month, the NOAA Restoration Center is pleased to announce the release of the Klamath River Reservoir Reach Restoration Plan.

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.

USFS Summer Internships

The USFS is hiring temporary student interns in the areas of social sciences, administrative support, natural resources, engineering, physical sciences, and other general more foundational fields. These positions are perfect for high school and college students.

CDFW Beaver Unit Hiring

Join CDFW's newly formed Beaver Unit as a fisheries specialist responsible for providing technical expertise while drafting the Department's Beaver Plan. 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.