Salmonid Restoration Federation

July 2017 eNewsletter Highlights

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • 2018 SRF Conference Call for Proposals
  • 20th Annual Coho Confab 
  • 9th Spring-run Chinook Symposium and Tours
  • Greywater Workshop in Bayside
  • 2017 SRF Conference Materials Online
  • WCB PSN Now Online 
  • CDFW Prop 1 Proposals Due July 14
  • Job Opportunity at Sanctuary Forest
  • WSP is Hiring a Program Manager
  • 2017 Smith River Fish Count
  • Redwood Creek Low Flow Monitoring
  • New SRF Merchandise

2018 Salmonid Restoration Conference Call for Proposals 

The 36th Annual Conference will be held in Fortuna, California from  April 11-14, 2018. The Initial Call for Proposals is now open; to submit a proposal for a workshop, session, or field tour, please email to by July 14. The First Call for Abstracts will be posted in August 2017. 

Register Online for 20th Annual Coho Confab in the Mattole 

SRF will offer the 20th Annual Coho Confab in the scenic Mattole river valley in Humboldt County, from August 24-26, in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Mattole Restoration Council, Mattole Salmon Group, and Sanctuary Forest. The Confab will feature workshops focused on coho recovery strategies and BMP land stewardship practices. 

Field tours will include the Mattole estuary where participants will see off-channel slough, Heliwood placement, riparian restoration, forest and fuels reduction, water conservation, and stream bank stabilization projects. Tours will also include a tour of the Salt River estuary restoration, beaver dam analogues, and groundwater recharge planning projects in the Mattole headwaters. 

For more information and to register, please visit SRF's Coho Confab website.


9th Spring-run Chinook Symposium and Field Tours - Advanced Registration Closes July 18

Following the Salmon River Dives, Salmonid Restoration Federation and Salmon River Restoration Council will host the 9th Spring-run Chinook Symposium and Field Tours sponsored by EcoFlo and the Karuk tribe.

  • July 25: SRRC Dive Training

  • July 26: Cooperative Salmon River Spring Chinook and Summer Steelhead Dives

  • July 27: 9th Spring-run Chinook Symposium with presentations and panel discussions on Spring-run conservation genetics, status reports on monitoring efforts, limiting factors for Spring-run, and restoration techniques to aid in coho and Chinook recovery efforts.

  • July 28: Restoration Raft Tour on the Klamath and a tour of Salmon River restoration projects.

For more information, the agenda, or registration, please visit the Symposium webpage. After July 18, one-day registration costs will increase from $35 to $50 and two-day registration will rise from $75 to $100.

SRF Greywater Workshop

SRF with the support of the Watershed Fund is excited to announce a Greywater workshop, installation, and book signing with greywater instructor, Laura Allen on July 22. This event in Bayside, California will include presentations on the nuts and bolts of greywater installation, an overview of California’s plumbing code pertinent to greywater applications, and Humboldt County’s greywater policy, plus a demonstration project that will give participants a hands-on opportunity to learn about design elements, plumbing requirements, layout, and actually install a greywater system. Register here.

2017 Conference Plenary, Proceedings, Presentations Available Online

Please see the 35th Annual Conference Proceedings online. If you would like a hard copy, you can order here and SRF will happily mail you one for $5 shipping & handling. We are also happy to media-mail you many copies if you would like to share with your colleagues and constituents. 

Please visit SRF's website to view selected presentations from this year's Conference.

SRF had an exciting Plenary session with NASA Scientist Jay Famiglietti, Chair of the State Water Board, Felicia Marcus, and Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences, Jay Lund. Thanks to Davis Media Access, a video of the Plenary session is online.

WCB PSN Now Online 

The Wildlife Conservation Board Proposal Solicitation Notice is now online. Final Proposals are due on August 31 for Streamflow Enhancement Proposals and September 15 for Public Access Proposals.

CDFW Prop 1 Proposals Due July 14 

See CDFW's Prop 1 Restoration Grant Programs for more details.

Job Opportunity at Sanctuary Forest

Sanctuary Forest is seeking a Water & Lands Program Assistant to work 32 hours per week. Pay rate based on experience & skills. Must have reliable transportation to Whitethorn office. See full job description at Please submit cover letter, resume & references to Position open until filled.

WSP is Hiring a Program Manager 

The Watershed Stewards Program is seeking a Program Manager to oversee a statewide watershed restoration and professional development program. This position is based out of Fortuna, California. Apply by July 28, 2017.

Redwood Creek Low Flow Monitoring Online 

Thanks to the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, SRF is able to continue streamlined low flow monitoring in 2017. Please check out the graph on our Redwood Creek Monitoring page to see the bi-weekly flows of this tributary to the South Fork Eel River. 

2017 Smith River Fish Count

The Smith River Alliance invites all swimmers and wild fish enthusiasts to participate in this year's Fish Count, July 14 - 16.

This event contributes to annual monitoring of summer adult populations in the Smith River. Training and leadership will be provided. Data collection is coordinated with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Forest Service. For additional information and to register, please visit SRA's website.

New SRF Merchandise Available Online


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 NEW Spawntaneous Combustion t-shirt and hoodie featured above.