Salmonid Restoration Federation

June 2020 News and Announcements

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • SRF Restoration Webinar Series
  • 2020 Annual SRF Conference Postponed
  • 2020 Virtual Spring-run Chinook Symposium
  • 2020 Coho Confab on the Eel River
  • WSP Now Accepting Applications
  • Fishery Biologist Position in Trinity Co.
  • California Fish Passage Assessment Database
  • NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant Request
  • National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program
  • South Fork Eel River Low-Flow Monitoring Projects
  • Support SRF During COVID-19
  • SRF Restoration Job Board

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 second webinar in this series will take place on June 26. It will be an exploration of the effects of food webs and aquatic habitat productivity on the growth of juvenile salmonids. CalTrout biologist Jacob Katz will begin the webinar with a presentation on reintegrating floodplain function into Sacramento Valley water, fish, and farm management.
Here is the Zoom registration link for the webinar. Once you enter your information, the link to the Zoom meeting will become available. SRF will make a recording of the webinar available on our website afterwards.
Fish passage engineer Michael Love began the series in May with an overview of Part XII of the CDFW Salmonid Stream Habitat Restoration Manual. A recording of the presentation and a pdf of his slides are available on the SRF website.

2020 Annual SRF Conference Postponed

The 38th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference was canceled due to COVID-19. SRF is tentatively holding the dates October 27-30, 2020 in Santa Cruz. If it is not feasible to produce the conference in the fall, we will reschedule for Spring 2021 or as soon as it is prudent to do so.
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.

2020 Virtual Spring-run Chinook Symposium  
July 23-24 

SRRC and SRF are hosting a Virtual 10th Spring Chinook Symposium on July 23 and 24, 2020. There will be two partial days of presentations.  Topics will include spring Chinook genetics, the impacts of climate change, restoration projects, historical distribution and reintroduction.  Although we'll miss gathering in person, we hope you'll join us for this event! The agenda and registration information will be posted soon. Suggested donation $40. Click here for more information and a link to registration.

2020 Coho Confab on the South Fork Eel River

The 23rd Annual Coho Confab is currently scheduled for September 11-13 in Leggett, CA. This Confab will showcase exemplary restoration projects on the South Fork of the Eel River including restoration forestry projects in the Sinkyone Wilderness, Hollow Creek Tree LWD projects, and planning projects in Cedar Creek. The Confab will also have a focus on the SHaRP Planning in the South Fork Eel River.

SRF is currently evaluating ongoing conditions and precautions regarding COVID-19. If we can proceed as planned, SRF will post the Confab agenda and open registration in June.

To make sure we have the best available information in making our decision about hosting this event in 2020, please fill out this survey.

WSP Now Accepting Applications for Year 27

Join a team of individuals committed to watershed protection, community outreach and education, and restoration projects throughout California! Applications for Year 27 of the Watershed Stewards Program are due June 26th, 2020

Fishery Biologist Position Open

The US Forest Service is hiring for a Fish Biologist position in the Trinity River Management Unit – Shasta Trinity National Forest. The position is based in Weaverville, CA. Applications are due June 10.

California Fish Passage Assessment Database Updated

The California Fish Passage Assessment Database (PAD), an ongoing inventory of fish passage assessments in California, has been updated. The most recent version is now available on the PAD program page at

NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant Request

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $15 million to support innovative conservation approaches on agricultural lands. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting proposals through June 29, 2020, for national Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG).

National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program

The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year 2021 round of the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program has been published. The period for States to apply is open through June 26, 2020The NOFO, along with the full application package, is available here. 

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.

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.

SRF Merchandise Available

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