Salmonid Restoration Federation

July 2020 News and Announcements

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • SRF Equity Statement and Scholarship Announcement
  • 2020 Virtual Spring-run Chinook Symposium
  • SRF Restoration Webinar Series
  • 2020 Annual SRF Conference Cancelled
  • 2020 Coho Confab Cancelled
  • SRF is Hiring a Bookkeeper
  • Sustainable Conservation is Hiring a Program Director
  • RCDSCC Seeks Watershed Restoration Program Manager
  • Mad River Alliance Position Open
  • NOAA Restoration Atlas Revised
  • NOAA Restoration Projects in California
  • South Fork Eel River Low-Flow Monitoring Projects
  • SRF Conference Resources Online
  • Support SRF During COVID-19
  • SRF Restoration Job Board

Equity Statement and Scholarship Announcement

The SRF staff and Board of Directors acknowledge that access to the conservation and restoration field is not equitable, and that the resulting lack of diversity in higher education, nonprofit organizations, boards, and project teams is detrimental to the advancement of our goals.  

We condemn racism in all forms, and we know that we have not focused enough on this issue. We invite our constituency to keep us accountable as we work to do better. We commit to examining and addressing structural racism within our organization and our own lives, and we are actively working to increase racial equity in all aspects of SRF. 

As an initial step to reducing the financial barrier of entering this field, SRF is creating a scholarship fund to support students that are underrepresented in watershed restoration. We will release details on the scholarship and application process later this summer.

We also invite our constituency to join us in educating ourselves on systemic racism and the ways that it manifests in higher education, environmental organizations, and the sciences. We have curated a list of anti-racism resources that investigate specific concerns in the environmental sciences on our website, and will continue to add to it, to address additional issues regarding equity and inclusion. Please email if you would like to suggest any additions to this list.

2020 Virtual Spring-run Chinook Symposium  
July 23-24 

SRF is pleased to be partnering with the Salmon River Restoration Council to host a Virtual Spring-run Chinook Symposium on July 23 and 24, 2020. This symposium will consist of two partial days of presentations.  Topics will include spring Chinook genetics, the impacts of climate change, local cultural knowledge, restoration projects, historical distribution and reintroduction. The full agenda is now posted on our website.

Although we'll miss gathering in person, we hope you'll join us for this event! The registration fee to attend both days of presentations is a suggested donation of $40. One-day registration and scholarships are available. Please click here for more information and a link to registration.

SRF Restoration Webinar Series

SRF has launched an online webinar series to highlight 2020 Conference themes that will be explored when it is feasible to produce the Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference. These short webinars will take place on the fourth Friday of each month at noon.

The third webinar in this series will be part of the 10th Annual Spring-run Chinook Symposium. Click here to register.

California Trout biologists Jacob Katz and Jacob Montgomery gave the second webinar of the series on June 26, with an overview of their floodplain projects to restore food webs in the Central Valley. A recording of the presentation and pdf copies of their slides are available on the SRF website.

2020 Annual SRF Conference Cancelled

The 38th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference is indefinitely postponed due to COVID-19. It is not feasible to produce the conference in the fall as we had hoped. We are still hoping to host the 38th Annual Conference in Santa Cruz in April 2021, if circumstances permit.
Please consider donating your conference fees to SRF or to our newly created scholarship fund. To request a refund for your 2020 conference registration, please fill out this form. Email if you have any questions regarding your refund status, or if you would like to donate part or all of your registration fee to our newly created scholarship fund.

2020 Coho Confab Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, SRF is unable to produce the Coho Confab in 2020. We are hoping to be able to produce this special event next year in the South Fork Eel River.

SRF is Hiring a Bookkeeper

Salmonid Restoration Federation is hiring a part-time bookkeeper and contract manager. Please review the full job description on our website, and contact with any questions.

Sustainable Conservation is Hiring a Program Director

Sustainable Conservation is hiring a program director for their San Francisco/Modesto office. Please see the full position description online for more information.

RCDSCC Seeks Watershed Restoration Program Manager

The Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County seeks a Watershed Restoration Program Manager to join a dynamic team of conservation professionals. The full job announcement can be found online here:

Mad River Alliance Operations Manager Position Open

The Mad River Alliance (MRA) is hiring an Operations Manager. The OM is responsible for the implementation of overall strategic and operational activities of the MRA. For a full position description and instructions on how to apply, see their job announcement.

NOAA Restoration Atlas Revised 

Explore thousands of restoration projects with this updated interactive mapping tool, now available online.

NOAA Restoration Projects

NOAA's "30 Restoration Projects Working for You" story map highlights several projects throughout California.

South Fork Eel River Low-Flow Monitoring Projects

SRF has been conducting low flow monitoring in Redwood Creek in the South Fork Eel watershed since 2013. Check out our website to see project resources, the low flow trajectory, and regular updates about this project. A flipbook series of site photos is also available for viewing.

SRF started low flow monitoring on Sproul Creek in 2019 and will continue to update that webpage this summer.

SRF Conference Resources Online

The digital version of the 2020 SRF Conference Proceedings is available online. If you would like to continue your virtual conference experience, please check out our Vimeo page for recorded keynote talks from previous SRF conferences. Please visit our website for future updates on the conference and other SRF events. 

Support SRF During COVID-19

Please consider donating to SRF or any of your favorite non-profits during this difficult time. The CARES Act allows for households to take up to a $300 tax deduction for donations to nonprofits even if they are not itemizing in the 2020 tax year. 

SRF Restoration Job Board

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

Header photo by Michael Bravo