Salmonid Restoration Federation

July 2019 News and Announcements

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • 2020 SRF Conference Proposal Solicitation
  • 22nd Annual Coho Confab
  • Groundwater Recharge Workshop
  • SRF is Hiring an Administrative Assistant
  • SRF Job Board
  • Salmon, Smith, and Mattole Summer Dives
  • Guide to California Water Rights
  • Please Support SRF

2020 SRF Conference Proposal Solicitation 

SRF is happy to announce that the 38th Annual Conference will be held in Santa Cruz, California March 31-April 3, 2020. The Initial Call for Proposals is now open; to submit a proposal for a workshop, session, or field tour, please email to by August 7. The First Call for Abstracts will be posted in August / September 2019.

SRF Pond Planning Groundwater Recharge Workshop and Tour
August 17, Eel River Watershed

SRF and Sanctuary Forest will be offering a Pond Planning and Groundwater Recharge Workshop and Tour on August 17 at the Beginnings Octagon in Briceland, CA. This workshop will focus on planning for improved winter water storage including ponds and groundwater recharge projects. Following the workshop, participants will visit the exciting Sanctuary Forest Baker Creek project. Register now to save your spot!


Coho Confab: Registration and Agenda Now Online
August 23-25, Klamath River

SRF, with the support of California Department of Fish and Wildlife, will host the 22nd Annual Coho Confab at Sandy Bar Ranch on the Klamath River. Join SRF, Mid-Klamath Watershed Council, Hoopa, Karuk, and Yurok tribes, and other restoration partners in a destination Confab on the Klamath River. This Confab will focus on off-channel habitat, large wood, thermal refugia, fish passage, prescribed fire techniques, levee setbacks and restoring the natural channel, as well as tour exciting restoration projects throughout the Klamath and Trinity River region. Click here to see the agenda and register online. Early registration ends July 26th.


Guide to CA Water Rights for Small Water Users

Trout Unlimited and The Nature Conservancy recently published a new "Guide to California Water Rights for Small Water Users" which will be printed for distribution and is now online. This guide was funded by Prop 1 and the Wildlife Conservation Board. Please click here to see this informative brochure.

2019 SRF Conference Videos and Presentations are now online

The 37th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference was held April 23-26 in Santa Rosa, CA. 

Videos of several sessions from the conference, including the 2019 SRF Stage Zero Workshop, are now up on our Vimeo page.

Presentation slideshows from selected sessions are also available here on our website, including David Dralle's presentation on "The Salmonid and the Subsurface: The Importance Of Rock Type For Understanding And Sustaining Northern California Aquatic Ecosystems" from the session "Innovations in the Science and Management of Dry Season Water Supply for Salmonid Recovery in California".

SRF Hiring Administrative Assistant

SRF is now hiring an Administrative Assistant to join our team. Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to and please write "Administrative Assistant" in the subject line. The application deadline is July 15th, or until the position is filled. 

Restoration, Fisheries, and Watershed Job Board!

SRF is now hosting a Job Board on our website to post current positions related to the fisheries and watershed restoration field in California.

Check it out here!

Mattole Dives: July 12-13  

Snorkel Survey Teams swim and hike 2-5 mile river reaches looking for summer steelhead and other aquatic species. Sign up before July 5th by contacting Michelle at or at
the Mattole Salmon Group office 707-629-3433

Salmon River Dives: July 23-24   

The annual Salmon River Spring Chinook Cooperative Dive will be held on July 23-24, 2019 in Forks of Salmon. Please check out their website for more information. Registration is required to attend using the onlineRSVP form.

Smith River Fish Count: August 2-4

The Smith River Alliance is happy to announce the 2019 Smith River Fish Count will take place August 2-4, 2019.  Training, coordination, and camping will take place at Rock Creek Ranch. Please see their website for more information. Registration is required to attend, fill out the RSVP form to sign up.

Please Support SRF with a Merchandise Purchase

Visit SRF's merchandise page to see our merchandise including select Ray Troll hoodies, baseball caps, and t-shirts, like the one featured below.