In this eNewsletter you will find:
- SRF Restoration Webinar Series
- 2020 SRF Conference Postponed
- 2020 Spring-run Chinook Symposium
- 2020 Coho Confab on the Eel River
- WSP Now Accepting Applications
- Fishery Biologist Position in Sonoma Co.
- Global Swimways Webinar Marathon
- NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant Request
- National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program
- Redwood Creek Low-Flow Monitoring
- Support NGOs During COVID-19
- SRF Restoration Job Board
- Please Support SRF
SRF Restoration Webinar Series
Fish passage engineer Michael Love will begin the series with an overview of Part XII of the CDFW Salmonid Stream Habitat Restoration Manual, summarizing contemporary design approaches and implementation techniques for providing fish passage at existing and replacement stream crossings and other in-stream structures. It will cover the stream simulation approach, culvert retrofits, and grade control techniques that include boulder and log weirs, geomorphically-based roughened channels, and pool-and-chute fishways. The presentation will use project examples to illustrate the different approaches, while focusing on lessons learned.
2020 Annual SRF Conference Postponed
2020 Spring-run Chinook Symposium
July 23-24 (Tentative Dates)
Salmonid Restoration Federation and the Salmon River Restoration Council are exploring our options on how best to offer the 10th Spring-run Chinook Symposium this summer. The symposium would feature Spring-run status reports, genetic findings, and restoration strategies to conserve remnant Spring- run Chinook populations. If we are able to offer this event as planned, field tours would include Salmon River restoration projects and Scott River beaver dam analogue projects. If public health guidelines do not allow an in-person event, we are also considering an online webinar format. Please stay-tuned.
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 will post the Confab agenda and open registration in May. If the COVID-19 spread is not contained by summer, SRF will need to postpone this event.
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
Global Swimways Webinar Marathon
This 24-hour webinar marathon is being held in honor of World Fish Migration Day. The webinar includes presentations from over 50 local, national and global experts.
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). An informational webinar for applicants will be held on May 13 at 3pm EST.
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, 2020. The NOFO, along with the full application package, is available here.
Redwood Creek Low-Flow Monitoring
Support NGOs During COVID-19
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. Please consider donating to SRF or any of your favorite non-profits during this difficult time.
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.