Salmonid Restoration Federation

March 2015 eNewsletter Highlights

Online Conference Registration Closes Friday, March 6th

Please note that online registration for the 33rd Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference closes at 5pm this Friday, March 6th. Click here to register online

Onsite registration will be available for participants. The following workshops and field tours are sold out:

  • Urban Creek Restoration Workshop
  • Bioengineering and Floodplain Restoration Projects Tour
  • Large Wood Placement Methodologies Tour
  • Dry Creek Habitat Enhancement Tour
  • Redwood Creek and Muir Beach Restoration Projects Tour
  • Improving Summer Stream Flows in Coho Streams Tour

Additional Conference Announcements:

All workshops and field tours are 9am to 5pm at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts.

The Plenary Session starts at 9am in the Ruth Finley Person Theater on Friday, March 13th. 

Author Lynn Ingram will sign copies of her book, The West Without Water, during the intermission of the Plenary Session at the 2015 Salmonid Restoration Conference.

Membership Meeting, Dinner, and Screening of DamNation

The Annual SRF Membership Meeting and Dinner offers an opportunity to meet other members as well as SRF's dedicated Board of Directors and staff. The meeting will be followed by a screening of the award winning film DamNation and Q&A with producer Matt Stoecker of Stoecker Ecological.

This event will take place Thursday, March 12 at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, CA. You do not need to be a member to attend this event. Tickets are available for purchase online.

Conference Banquet and Awards Ceremony

The Conference Banquet and Awards Ceremony will take place Saturday evening, March 14th. This event includes a wild Copper River salmon dinner, local wine and beer, a silent auction, the annual awards ceremony, a Cabaret, and entertainment by Alice DiMicele and her band.

Friends and family are welcome to purchase a ticket to the banquet even if they are not registered for the conference. We do expect this event to sell out so please purchase your ticket in advance.

California Coastal Monitoring Program Workshop

A featured workshop at the 2015 Salmonid Restoration Conference

This 4th Annual Workshop for the California Coastal Monitoring Program will focus on significant monitoring projects that constitute the State’s efforts to build a comprehensive monitoring program for coastal populations of coho and Chinook salmon and steelhead. Presenters will highlight their techniques, data collection, analyses, and future priorities in the Central Coast ESU’s most significant watersheds. The workshop will demonstrate the continued collaboration of the State, the federal government, water agencies, private entities, and landowners to gather important data on coho salmon.

FRGP PSN Proposals Due March 30

The CA Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Fisheries Restoration Grant Program’s PSN is open. Click here to see the Proposal Solicitation Notice. Submissions will close Monday, March 30, 2015.

Sanctuary Forest Seeks Executive Director

Sanctuary Forest is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director (32 hrs/week). Job description is available here. If you would like to apply, please submit a resume with references and contacts and a letter of interest to Apply by March 31st. Position open until filled.

Instream Flow Job Announcement

McBain Associates in Arcata, CA is presently seeking a motivated and detail-oriented fisheries biologist and/or aquatic ecologist with at least 5 years of experience that will be responsible for planning and implementing instream flow studies. 

Email for additional details, or click here to view a description.

Seasonal Job Openings with CDFW

The CA Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking to fill several seasonal scientific aid positions working on their marine recreational fishery survey in Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino counties. Work in these three counties will begin in early April, and run through the end of October. Contact Heather Villalobos, (831) 649-7176, for additional information.

Water Conservation Grant Opportunity

Closing Date: March 24th

The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation have established the Agriculture Water Conservation and Efficiency program to work with water agencies on projects to improve water management, create new supplies for agricultural irrigation, improve energy efficiency, and benefit endangered species. Here is a link to a $3.3 million water conservation grant program. Click here to learn more about this $3.3 million water conservation grant program.