Salmonid Restoration Federation

June 2017 eNewsletter Highlights

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • 20th Coho Confab Registration Now Open
  • 9th Spring-run Chinook Symposium and Tours 
  • Greywater Workshop
  • 2018 SRF Conference Announcement
  • 2017 SRF Conference Materials Online
  • Cannabis Restoration PSN Open!
  • Prop 1 PSN Open!
  • Smith River Fish Count
  • Mattole Summer Steelhead Dives
  • New SRF Merchandise

20th Annual Coho Confab Registration Now Open

SRF, in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Mattole Restoration Council, Mattole Salmon Group, and Sanctuary Forest, will offer the 20th Annual Coho Confab in the Mattole watershed. 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, to see the full agenda, or to register online, please visit SRF's Coho Confab website.


9th Spring-run Chinook Symposium and Field Tours 

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.

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, CA 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.

36th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference, April 11-14, 2018 
Fortuna River Lodge

The Call for Proposals is now open. To submit a proposal for a workshop, session, or field tour, please email to by July 13. The First Call for Abstracts will be posted in August 2017. 

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.

Cannabis Restoration Grant Program 

CDFW is currently accepting proposals for salmonid habitat restoration projects within Northern Coastal California watersheds most impacted by unregulated marijuana cultivation. More information can be found on the CDFW Cannabis Restoration Grant Program website. Proposals are due on June 30.

Prop 1 Solicitation 

CDFW has announced the Prop 1 Restoration Grant Programs - Proposal Solicitation Notice. Proposals are due on July 14.

WSP Seeking New Members

The Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) is seeking Member applicants for Service Year 24 (October 1st, 2017 – August 10th, 2018). Applications are due June 30th, 2017. Please see WSP's website for more information.

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 addition information and to register, please visit SRA's website.

2017 Mattole Summer Steelhead Dives

The Dives will be Friday, July 7 - 8. Conducted annually since 1996, this watershed-wide survey is our primary source of information on the abundance and distribution of adult summer-run steelhead, and also provides information on the distribution of other native and non-native aquatic species. For more information and to register, contact the Mattole Salmon Group at

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.