Salmonid Restoration Federation

May 2024 eNews

May 2024

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • SRF Conference Plenary Session Available Online
  • Save the Date - 26th Annual Coho Confab
  • SRF Board Elections
  • Feature Resource Page: Water Conservation
  • SRF Hiring a Streamflow Monitoring Assistant
  • Restoration Job Board
  • Support SRF
  • Mapping Riverscapes Webinar
  • The Last Coho Exhibit
  • PAD Expert Review Webinar
  • World Fish Migration Day
  • Apply to WSP
  • Shortcourse on River Restoration

Conference Plenary Video, Session, and Workshop Presentations Online

The Conference Plenary Session is now available to stream. Select 2024 conference session and workshop presentations are posted including the Nature Like Fishways Workshops and the Lightning Tales sessions. Stay tuned for more.  

Save the Date - 26th Annual Coho Confab
September 13-15, 2024, Rock Creek Ranch

SRF, with the support of California Department of Fish and Wildlife, will host the 26th Annual Coho Confab at the beautiful Rock Creek Ranch on the South Fork of the Smith River. The pristine Smith River is the largest undammed river in California and located in the northwest corner of the state in the Siskiyou Mountains. SRF will post the agenda and open registration in June. Learn more here

SRF Board Elections

Please join SRF or renew your membership today. Membership includes the privilege to vote for the board of directors as well as the connection to a network of thousands of scientists and practitioners with an interest in California fisheries and watershed restoration. 

Board ballots were emailed to current members April 25 and must be postmarked by May 20, 2024. 

Featured Resource Page: Water Conservation

Water conservation efforts are a win-win for landowners and aquatic systems viability through California’s extreme periods of wet and dry. SRF has put together resources for Water Conservation.  

SRF Hiring a Streamflow Monitoring Assistant

SRF is currently floating two positions for streamflow monitoring. If you are interested in a seasonal field position that includes streamflow monitoring tributaries in Southern Humboldt/Northern Mendocino, please consider the Streamflow Monitoring Assistant Position. If you are interested in streamflow monitoring as well as education, outreach and administrative tasks based out of our office in Eureka then please consider the Streamflow Monitoring and Project Assistant position. The field monitoring season begins shortly, so please apply as soon as possible since we are hoping to hire for this position this May.

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.

Support SRF 

You can support SRF by making a donation, becoming a member, or purchasing SRF merchandise

Mapping Riverscapes Webinar
May 2, 11 am PST

Dr. Joseph Wheaton will share new findings on effectively targeting wetland restorations in the riverscapes of the intermountain West during a one-hour Conservation Outcomes Webinar. Learn more here

The Last Coho Exhibit
May 4 - Aug 30, Laguna Environmental Center

The Last Coho” is a photography exhibit combining large-scale portraiture of endangered salmon with editorial excerpts that collectively illustrate the incredible effort to rehabilitate Coho in the Russian River Watershed.

PAD Expert Review Webinar CDFW Region 1- Coastal
May 15, 2024

An effort is underway to update records in the California Fish Passage Assessment Database (PAD) with a current focus on streams that flow in and out of California and into the Pacific Ocean within Northern California and Oregon watersheds (i.e., Klamath). Register here

World Fish Migration Day
May 25, 2024

How are you going to celebrate World Fish Migration Day? You could ring the fish doorbell for the city of Utrecht or the California Fish Passage Forum is holding trivia!

Apply to WSP
Applications due June 30

Watershed Stewards Program Corpmembers serve alongside environmental professionals for 10 months at sites throughout California. Learn more and apply here

Shortcourse on River Restoration
Aug. 19-23, 2024

UC Berkeley's River Lab is offering Geomorphic and Ecological Fundamentals for River and Stream Restoration at the Sagehen Creek Field Station, Truckee, Ca. The course emphasizes geomorphic and ecological processes as a basis for planning and designing river restoration, covering general principles and case studies from a range of  environments, and includes field measurements, mapping, interpretation, and field trips.