Salmonid Restoration Federation

November 2016 eNewsletter Highlights

Presenter Abstracts Deadline Extended Until November 11

The 35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference will be March 29 - April 1, 2017 in Davis, CA. Please visit our website to see the Final Call for Abstracts. You can also download the Second Call in a PDF format.

Presenter abstracts are due November 11, 2016 but early abstract submittal is strongly advised.

Field tours include Watershed Day at the Capitol, a Legislative Tour; Stanislaus River Restoration Sites Rafting Tour; Yolo Bypass and Putah Creek Restoration Projects; Fins, Feathers, Farms and Floodplain Fecundity: Multi-Use Floodplain Projects in the Lower Sacramento Valley; and American River Gravel Augmentation and Floodplain Restoration Sites.

Workshops will include Life-cycle Modeling to Inform Conservation, Restoration, and Recovery Planning; Fish Passage from Tidewater to the Sierra; State of Beaver Restoration in California; and a Salmon Habitat Monitoring Workshop.

SRF’s Call for Abstracts is highly competitive and not all abstracts can be accepted. Presentations that have not been given before at our conference will have priority, and we recommend submitting your abstract early for review.

To submit an abstract, please review our submission guidelines. Receipt of your submission will be acknowledged by email and forwarded to the correct session or workshop coordinator.

Register for the 2017 SRF Conference Poster Session

SRF welcomes your attendance and participation in the 35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference Poster Session that will be held Friday, March 31, 2017 from 7 – 10 pm at the Veterans Memorial Center in Davis, CA.

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

Featured Workshop at the 2017 SRF Conference

State of Beaver Restoration in California workshop coordinated by Eli Asarian of Riverbend Sciences.

Click here to read the descriptions of the four full-day workshops that will take place at the conference.

Featured Field Tour at the 2017 SRF Conference

Watershed Day at the Capitol, a Legislative Tour presented by Michael Welborn of California Watershed Network.

Click here to see the descriptions of the field tours that will be offered during the conference.

New to SRF Website

Redwood Creek, South Fork Eel Monitoring

Check out SRF’s new Redwood Creek Low-Flow Monitoring pages where you can get updates about our weekly low flow monitoring and see the real time flows for the summer of 2016.

Guidance for Complying with California's Water Laws

SRF has partnered with Trout Unlimited to provide rural landowners with a new online resource for understanding how to comply with California's water laws.

Visit the new Guidance on Complying with California's Water Laws page for information on:

SRF Grand Opening Nov. 5

Salmonid Restoration Federation is excited to announce that we have moved our headquarters to Eureka, CA.

We are now located in the Heart of Old Town Eureka by the gazebo and the waterfront at 425 Snug Alley, Unit D.

Please join us for Arts Alive and our Grand Opening on Saturday, November 5 from 6-9pm.

SRF will be featuring the incredible salmon artwork of Sandy Eastoak and beautiful underwater salmon videos from Thomas Dunklin. Join us for tapas, wine, and lively conversation!

Co-sponsor the 2017 SRF Conference

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

Final NOAA Fisheries Coastal Multispecies Recovery Plan Released

NOAA Fisheries released the Final Coastal Multispecies Recovery Plan to guide the recovery of three threatened species in California—California Coastal Chinook salmon, Northern California steelhead, and Central California Coast steelhead. The recovery plan is based on sound science and identifies the actions necessary to recover Chinook salmon and steelhead throughout their broad geographic range that extends from Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, south to Santa Cruz County, including the San Francisco Bay area.

The recovery plan and supporting materials are now posted.

2017 PMEP Funding Opportunity

The Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP) is seeking project proposals that increase the quality or availability of habitat for juvenile fish, with an emphasis on habitat connectivity; and secondarily projects that assess the use of habitats by juvenile fish in estuary environments.

To apply for funding, interested applicants should complete and submit the online application. The deadline for project proposal submissions is November 15, 2016. Notifications of awards will be made in early 2017, and funds are expected to be awarded in the first quarter of 2017.

2017 California Fish Passage Forum Funding Opportunity

The California Fish Passage Forum is seeking project proposals to award a total of about $100,000 (or more if funding becomes available) toward fish passage projects in California that advance the Forum's mission to protect and revitalize anadromous fish populations in California by restoring connectivity of freshwater habitats throughout their historic range.

The deadline for project proposal submissions is November 15, 2016. The Forum requests that you complete its online application, which allows you to attach requested documents.

12th Annual Berkeley River Restoration Symposium

You are invited to the 12th Annual Berkeley River Restoration Symposium, Saturday, December 3rd from 9am-1pm in Room 112 at Wurster Hall on the UC Berkeley Campus.

This year’s symposium features a keynote talk by Scott McBain on ‘Restoring fluvial process and ecology below dams: lessons over two decades’, along with presentations of original graduate student research on a variety of topics, and a panel discussion on issues raised by the presentations and new developments in the field. The symposium is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The registration link will be published at a later date.