Salmonid Restoration Federation

March 2023 eNewsletter

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • 40th Annual Conference Registration Closed
  • 2023 Conference Mentorship Program
  • Featured Tour - Elk River Stewardship
  • Featured Workshop - Flow Enhancement
  • 2023 SRF Conference - Poster Session Open
  • 2023 SRF Conference Banquet
  • Save the Date - 25th Annual Coho Confab
  • Conference Agenda Packet Posted
  • SRF Conference FAQs
  • SRF Erosion and Sediment Control Field School
  • SRF New Mailing Address
  • Watershed Day at the Capitol
  • Please Support SRF
  • California Recreational Fisheries Survey (CRFS) SciAid Positions
  • Santa Cruz RCD Seeking Watershed Restoration Program Specialist
  • USFWS Arcata Seeks a Supervisroy Bilogist
  • Restoration Job Board

40th Annual Conference Registration Closed

The main portion of the Salmonid Restoration Conference, Thursday, April 27-Friday April 28, has fully sold out but you may still register for select tours, workshops, the Membership Dinner, the Friday Evening Banquet, renew your membership, and support the conference scholarship with this form

2023 Conference Mentorship Program

SRF is growing our Conference mentorship experience. Prior to the Conference, mentees will be paired with mentors to encourage networking opportunities, share career advice, and more. If you are interested in being a mentor or mentee please fill out this form by March 3. Currently, we have more mentees registered than mentors.

Featured Tour - Newly Added Prairie Creek Tour
Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Join us for a field tour of lower Prairie Creek, a salmon and climate stronghold, and view past, present, and future habitat restoration projects. We will also visit Redwood Creek’s estuary and discuss the exciting possibility of levee modification and estuarine habitat restoration with project partners. Learn more here.

Featured Workshop - Flow Enhancement

In this time of unprecedented drought severity and low flow conditions, this workshop will explore the restoration techniques, strategies, and range of projects that address water scarcity in California’s salmon-supporting streams and rivers. Topics range from storage and forbearance and water-efficiency projects to augmented flow release and indirect methods that alter the water balance. Learn more here

2023 SRF Conference - Poster Session Open

The Poster Session will be 7-10 pm on Thursday, April 27 at the Fortuna River Lodge (the conference venue). This annual event is open to all conference attendees and is a great venue to network with your peers.

If you are registered for the conference and would like to present during the Poster Session, click here to pre-register. Please email SRF with any questions about the poster session.

2023 SRF Conference Banquet

The SRF Conference Banquet features a wild salmon dinner, a fun-filled cabaret, an awards ceremony to honor our restoration heroes, and the Canary and the Vamp band. This event usually sells out so please purchase your ticket in advance of the conference.  Learn more here

Save the Date - 25th Annual Coho Confab
Friday, August 25 - Sunday, August 27, 2023

Join SRF, Sanctuary Forest, Mattole Restoration Council, Mattole Salmon Group, and other partnering restoration groups for a destination Confab on the Mattole River in Petrolia, CA. This Confab will feature Mattole estuary and headwaters restoration projects, flow enhancement projects including Sanctuary Forest’s Baker Creek String of Pearls, large wood projects, grassland restoration, a suite of other techniques that are implemented or are being planned in this critical watershed. Registration will open shortly. Learn more here

Conference Agenda Packet Posted

The 40th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference will be held in Fortuna, California from April 25-28, 2023. The final workshopfield tour, and session descriptions and agendas are posted. Please click here to see the Conference Agenda Packet

SRF Conference FAQs

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

SRF Erosion and Sediment Control Field School
June 6-7, Mendocino, CA

SRF is hosting an Erosion and Sediment Control Field School. This technical field course is part of our Northern California BMP Education Series funded by the CDFW’s Fisheries Restoration Grant Program. SRF is partnering with Pacific Watershed Associates to produce this educational event. Learn more and register here.

SRF New Mailing Address

The SRF's new mailing address is 1018 2nd St, Eureka, CA 95501. Please update your records. 

Watershed Day at the Capitol
April 20, 2023

Since 2002, the California Watershed Network has hosted an annual Watershed Education Day for Legislators. This event provides an opportunity for community-based watershed programs and groups to showcase their work to California legislators! Learn more and register here


Please Support SRF 

Please join SRF or renew your membership today. Membership includes connection to a network of thousands of scientists and practitioners with an interest in California fisheries and watershed restoration. 

Visit our merchandise page to see SRF's full line of Ray Troll t-shirts, hoodies, and baseball caps.


California Recreational Fisheries Survey (CRFS)  SciAid Positions

Posistions will open soon for CRFS Scientific Aids. If you are interested in interacting with recreational fisherfolk, email to recieve the job link when it is posted. Learn more about CRFS here


Santa Cruz RCD Seeking Watershed Restoration Program Specialist

The Program Specialist will work closely with RCD staff and partners to help lead watershed coordination efforts and the development and implementation of ecological restoration and stewardship programs throughout Santa Cruz County. Learn more here

USFWS Arcata Seeks a Supervisory Biologist

Duties include leadership, direct field work, prepare scientific reviews, develop bugets and more. Learn more here

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.