Salmonid Restoration Federation

March 2022 eNewsletter

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • 2022 SRF Conference Registration Will Close Early
  • Final SRF Agenda Packet Posted
  • 2022 SRF Conference-Register Now for the Poster Session
  • SRF Conference FAQs
  • Featured SRF Conference Workshop: Restoration Approaches to Instream Large Wood Augmentation
  • Featured SRF Conference Tour: Los Padres Fish Passage Projects
  • 2022 Membership Social
  • 2022 Conference Banquet
  • Visit the SRF Merchandise Page
  • Co-Sponsor the 39th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference
  • 2022 SRF Conference Event App
  • Consider Donating to the SRF Silent Auction
  • CDFW Annual Salmon Information Meeting
  • Prop 1 Restoration Grant Programs
  • 2022 Klamath Basin Salmon Restoration RFP
  • 2022 FRGP Public Solicitation Notice Open
  • Field Positions with CDFW/PSMFC
  • Klamath Restoration Project Coordinator
  • SRF Restoration Job Board

SRF Conference Registration Will Close Early 

Please register for the 39th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference to ensure that you can attend. Due to COVID, SRF is capping registration so the conference will sell out early this year. SRF will be requiring proof of vaccination and booster shots or recent (within 24 hours) PCR test results. SRF is arranging on-site testing for the first days of the conference and we will follow all CDC and Santa Cruz public health guidelines to produce a safe event.

Final SRF Agenda Packet Posted

The Final Conference Agenda packet is now posted.  Full descriptions of workshopsfield tours, and sessions are available on our website.
All participants are welcome to present at the poster session.

2022 SRF Conference - Register Now for the Poster Session

The Poster Session is 7-10 pm on Thursday, April 21 at the Cocoanut Grove (the conference venue). This annual event is open to all conference attendees and is a great venue to network with your peers.
If you would like to present during the Poster Session, click here to pre-register. Please email with any questions about the poster session.

SRF Conference FAQs

Information about hotel group blocks, COVID-19 precautions, and other conference logistical information can be found here.

Featured SRF Conference Workshop:
Restoration Approaches to Instream Large Wood Augmentation

Due to the important role of large wood in restoring and maintaining instream salmonid habitats, wood augmentation has become a common element in stream restoration. Given the frequency and intensity of instream large wood restoration efforts in California over the last several decades, restoration practitioners and agencies alike have learned a great deal about the success and applicability (or lack thereof) of a wide variety of large wood implementation methods.  To help improve the efficacy of these types of projects, and to help identify when and where specific application of these methods may be the most appropriate, it is important for restoration practitioners to communicate their lessons learned and experiences with one another. This workshop will focus on presenting several instream large wood implementation methods and techniques, followed by a discussion of where and when it is best to apply specific methods. Learn more here

Featured SRF Conference Tour: Los Padres Fish Passage Projects

The Los Padres Dam tour will focus on how to improve fish passage over and back down from an existing dam, along with habitat improvements below an existing dam. With presenters from NMFS, Monterey Peninsula Water Management District, California American Water, and the Carmel River Steelhead Association participants will learn about 40 years of work to benefit steelhead.
This tour will drive south to the Carmel River and visit the Los Padres Dam site 24 miles from the ocean. When Los Padres Dam was built there was no fish passage considered and as a consequence, many projects have been built to allow steelhead, and rainbow to migrate up to the headwaters and back down as adults. Learn more here

2022 Membership Social
20 April 2022, 6-9:30pm

The SRF Membership Social is a fun-filled evening of networking, celebration, and fine food. You do not need to be a member to attend this special event that will be held at the Santa Cruz Veteran’s Memorial Center which is a historic landmark in the heart of beautiful downtown Santa Cruz. Come enjoy a great meal and libations with colleagues and enjoy honky tonk music with Edge of the West.

2022 Conference Banquet
22 April 2022, 6:30pm

The SRF Conference Banquet features a wild salmon dinner, a fun-filled cabaret, an awards ceremony to honor our restoration heroes and a lively dance band. Papiba and Friends of Sambada will play at the conference banquet.
This event usually sells out so please purchase your ticket in advance of the conference using the registration form here or by using our online PayPal form

Visit the SRF Merchandise Page
Visit our merchandise page to see SRF's full line of Ray Troll t-shirts, hoodies, baseball caps, and this year's conference image design. 
Co-Sponsor Info for the 39th Salmonid Restoration Conference

Please consider supporting the 39th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference. Co-sponsors are recognized in all conference materials and receive complimentary conference passes. Co-sponsorships help keep the conference affordable for practitioners and make it feasible for SRF to produce the conference during COVID. Please see the co-sponsor appeal letter.

2022 SRF Conference Event App

This year's conference will feature a software application developed for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets that attendees can access before, during, and after the conference. From the app, they can find key conference information, manage their schedule, reference the proceedings, and more.

Consider Donating to the SRF Silent Auction

SRF hosts many events across California each year. At events that include evening festivities, we often host a silent auction which serves as a fundraiser for our organization. SRF is currently accepting donations for the 39th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference. Please fill out this form to let us know about an item or service you would like to donate. 

CDFW Annual Salmon Information Meeting
Wed, Mar 2, 2022

This annual information meeting covers 2021 ocean and river salmon fishing seasons, Central Valley and Klamath Basin river returns, and 2022 abundance forecasts. The public is invited to ask questions and provide input regarding the upcoming ocean salmon season. This meeting will be hosted as a webinar only. The meeting link, agenda and other materials are posted here

Prop 1 Restoration Grant Programs
Due Fri, Mar 4, 2022

CDFW is now accepting applications for the 2022 Prop 1 Restoration Grants Programs Proposal Solicitation Notice. Prop 1 provides funding to implement the three broad objectives of the California Water Action Plan: more reliable water supplies; the restoration of important species and habitat; and a more resilient, sustainably managed water resources system. Learn more here.

2022 Klamath Basin Salmon Restoration Request for Proposals
Pre-Proposals due March 28, 2022

This RFP is intended to solicit projects to improve fish and wildlife habitat as part of two grantmaking programs: the Klamath River Coho Restoration Grant Program (Klamath River Program) and the Trinity River Restoration Program (Trinity River Program). In 2022, NFWF in coordination with Reclamation is expected to award up to $1,409,500 for Klamath River Program projects and $557,500 for Trinity River Program projects. The RFP can be found here. The Applicant Webinar will be held on March 10 (register here).

2022 FRGP Public Solicitation Notice
Due April 15, 2022

CDFW is now accepting applications for projects under the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program. The 2022 FRGP PSN and 2022 FRGP Guidelines outline the priorities and requirements to apply. CDFW will be hosting several PSN workshops to assist applicants in understanding the requirements of the PSN and Guidelines. Information on the date and time of each workshop is available on FRGP’s Solicitation Page.

Field Positions with CDFW/PSMFC

The CDFW’s Ocean Salmon Project, in conjunction with the PSMFC, is currently recruiting for multiple Fisheries Technician positions. All interested applicants should visit the PSMFC Career Center and apply for these positions.

Klamath Restoration Project Coordinator

Trout Unlimited is currently looking for a new project coordinator who will focus on restoration project development based in the Klamath hydropower reach between Iron Gate Dam and Lake Euwana. Application review begins on March 17. More information here

SRF Restoration Job Board

SRF hosts a Job Board on our website to post current positions related to California's fisheries and watershed restoration field. Please email to post a job on our webpage.