Salmonid Restoration Federation

March 2018 eNewsletter Highlights

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • SRF Conference Advanced Registration Ends Soon
  • Poster Session Registration Open
  • Fish Passage Workshop Preview
  • Humboldt Bay Tributaries Tour Preview
  • Hotel Group Blocks for SRF Conference
  • SRF Annual Member Dinner and Film Screening 
  • FRGP PSN Grants Due March 30
  • Co-sponsor the 2018 SRF Conference
  • NOAA's Coastal Resilience Grant Program
  • Cal Trout Job Opening
  • Watershed Day at the Capitol
  • SRF Merchandise

SRF Conference Advanced Registration Discount Ends March 3 

Registration for the 2018 Salmonid Restoration Conference is open and the advanced registration discount ends soon. You can register online or with the conference registration form. The 2018 Conference Agenda is online and the Plenary session will be announced shortly. Please note that the Klamath, Lower Eel, and Restoring Tidal Wetlands tours are SOLD OUT.

Register for the 2018 SRF Conference Poster Session 

SRF welcomes your attendance and participation in the 36th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference Poster Session that will be held Friday, April 13, 2018 from 7-10 pm at the Fortuna River Lodge.

Visit our Poster Session webpage for additional information. If you would like to present during the Poster Session, please pre-register by filling out this form.

Featured Fish Passage Workshop at the 2018 SRF Conference

Using an Optimization Model to Select Fish Passage Barriers for Remediation

The California Fish Passage Forum has been developing FISHPass, a decision support tool that assists in identifying cost-efficient mitigation actions to maximize the amount of accessible habitat above barriers, using a mixed integer linear programming formulation. The tool integrates information on barrier passability, potential habitat, and mitigation cost, and accounts for spatial structure of barrier networks as well as interactive effects of mitigation decision on longitudinal connectivity. This workshop focuses on testing FISHPass in a variety of watersheds along the coast of California, giving fish passage practitioners, and others involved in fish passage barrier remediation, an opportunity to test the model in a variety of watersheds. The goal of the workshop is to familiarize fish passage practitioners with FISHPass and its utility in optimizing fish passage barriers for remediation.

Preview of 2018 Conference Humboldt Bay Tour

Tidal, Off-Channel, Instream and Upslope Restoration in Humboldt Bay

This tour will visit different types of projects and discuss issues involved with developing priorities and the challenges of working on public vs. private lands. We will visit two different project areas, starting with the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge located at the mouth of Salmon Creek. The field trip will visit the location of the major tide-gate replacements, salt marsh restoration and new tidal channel excavations and off-channel ponds. We will then travel to visit road decommissioning and in-stream log structure projects in Ryan Creek, where the new Humboldt County Community Forest is located. The trip will look at off-channel habitat created at the mouths of stream crossing and drainage swale excavations, in-stream large woody debris structures and wetland habitat created along decommissioned road reaches.

Hotel Group Blocks for SRF Conference 

SRF has one group block remaining for the SRF Conference, the Comfort Inn, within walking distance to the conference facility. The historic Inn at 2nd and C in Eureka is also available. The Best Western and Redwood Riverwalk Hotel have sold out of the group blocks. Rooms are limited so please make your reservation early to ensure the discounted rate. The group block is under SRF. 

Please see our Conference FAQs page for more details.


SRF Annual Meeting, Membership Dinner, and Film Screening of A River’s Last Chance 

Please join SRF for our Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, April 12 followed by a fabulous membership dinner and film screening of A River’s Last Chance.
You do not need to be a member to attend.  

FRGP PSN Grants Due March 30

The 2018 Fisheries Restoration Grant Program Proposal Solicitation Notice is out and the deadline for proposals is March 30.

Co-sponsor the 2018 SRF Conference

To learn more about the benefits of becoming a conference co-sponsor, please click here. Co-sponsorship inquiries can be sent to

NOAA's Coastal Resilience Funding Opportunity Due March 7

This grant program is seeking to fund projects that build the resilience of coastal communities and ecosystems. Pre-proposals are due March 7, 2018. View details at

CalTrout Job Opening

This non-profit, dedicated to ensuring resilient wild fish in healthy waters for a better California, is advertising an opening for a Sierra Program Director. This position is open until filled. 

Watershed Day at the Capitol

The 15th Annual Watershed Day at the Capitol will be held on April 25 in Sacramento. Please visit to register and for more information.

SRF Merchandise

Visit our merchandise page to see our full line of Ray Troll t-shirts, hoodies, aprons, and baseball caps.