Salmonid Restoration Federation

November 2019 News and Announcements

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • 2020 SRF Conference Final Call for Abstracts
  • 2020 SRF Conference FAQs and Lodging
  • 2020 SRF Conference Poster Session Now Open
  • Featured 2020 Workshop: Fish Passage Design
  • Featured 2020 Field Tour: Butano Creek Watershed
  • Redwood Creek, South Fork Eel Low-Flow Monitoring
  • NMFS Stream Crossing Guidelines Reissued
  • Six Rivers National Forest Is Hiring!
  • DWR San Joaquin Program Deadline Extended
  • Proposition 1 & 68 Grant Applications
  • Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership
  • SRF Restoration Job Board
  • Please Support SRF

2020 SRF Conference Final Call for Abstracts
Presenter Abstract Deadline Extended

SRF is happy to announce that the 38th Annual Conference will be held in Santa Cruz, California March 31-April 3, 2020. Please visit our website to see the Final Call for Presentation Abstracts. The deadline for submission has been extended to November 18, 2019.

Brief session descriptions are now posted to the SRF website. 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.

To submit an abstract, please review our submission guidelines. Please fill out this form, then email your abstract to Receipt of your submission will be acknowledged by email and forwarded to the correct session chair.

Presenter abstracts are now due by November 18, 2019

2020 SRF Conference Hotel and FAQs

The largest conference hotel block is at the Hotel Paradox, which has 25 rooms at the state rate, 25 rooms at the federal rate, and 25 premium rooms. Please book soon to secure these great rates. Additionally, the Best Western is offering $95 rates for state employees and $119 for other until November 15, the rates will increase slightly after then. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions section of our conference webpage to see how to secure these group rates.

2020 SRF Conference - Poster Session Now Open

The Poster Session will be 7-10 pm on Thursday, April 2 at the Cocoanut Grove. This annual event is open to all conference attendees and is a great venue to network with your peers. There is no additional cost to attend or present a poster. We encourage posters, pamphlet distribution, software exhibits, and multimedia (video) presentations.
If you would like to present during the Poster Session, click here to pre-register.
Please email info@calsalmon with any questions about the poster session.

Featured SRF Conference Workshop: Fish Passage Design Workshop and Field Tour

The 2020 SRF Conference will feature a two-day option called Fish Passage Design for Road Crossings Workshop and Field Tour, coordinated by Michael Love.

This two-day workshop will focus on fish passage design approaches and techniques for road-stream crossings and other low-head barriers. The course will be structured around Part XII – Fish Passage Design and Implementation - of the CDFW California Salmonid Stream Habitat Restoration Manual. The workshop is intended for participants with a variety of backgrounds, including engineers, biologist, geologist, planners, and project managers, and will have participants work on sample problems taken from real projects, including analysis of thalweg profiles, developing designs for a stream simulation culvert crossing, and sizing material for a roughened channel. The second half of Day 2 will include a field tour to a range of fish passage sites within Santa Cruz’s Corralitos Creek. Sites include full replacements and retrofits of stream crossings and a fish ladder, illustrating the various design approaches covered in the workshop and described in CDFW Part XII.

Featured SRF Conference Tour: Fisheries Recovery in the Butano/Pescadero Watershed

Pescadero Creek Watershed is a critical independent watershed for CCC Coho, is home to myriad special status species, and contains the Pescadero Marsh Natural Reserve which has been a management flashpoint for 30+ yrs. This tour will enable participants to learn about unique issues, technical solutions, compliance approaches, and partnerships necessary to complete an array of projects from headwaters to ocean, including the Butano Reconnection project and much more.

Reissue of NMFS Stream Crossing Guidelines

NMFS has updated the stream guidelines from 2001. A pdf of the updated guidelines are available on the SRF website. 

Six Rivers National Forest is hiring!

The Six Rivers National Forest is currently seeking a candidate for a permanent position at the Supervisor’s Office in Eureka, California as the Watershed/Fisheries Program Manager. Please submit their outreach response form by November 5, 2019.

DWR San Joaquin Program Deadline Extended

The Department of Water Resources San Joaquin Fish Population Enhancement Program (SJFPEP) grant solicitation period has been  extended until November 15, 2019, 5:00 PM. For more information, visit the Riverine Stewardship Program – Grants webpage.

Prop 1 & 68 Applications

CDFW is now accepting applications for multi-benefit ecosystem restoration and protection projects under its Propositions 1 & 68 Grant Programs. The 2020 Proposal Solicitation Notice outlines the priorities and requirements to apply.

The Deadline for applications is November 20, 2019, by 4:00 pm PDT. Applications must be submitted via CDFW WebGrants.

Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership 

PMEP is seeking project proposals that benefit nursery habitats for PMEP focal species within smaller  estuarine and nearshore waters along the West Coast. The deadline for project proposal submissions is Thursday, November 14, 2019.

Redwood Creek, South Fork Eel Low-Flow Monitoring

SRF has been conducting low flow monitoring in Redwood Creek in the South Fork Eel watershed since 2013. Check out our website to see project resources, the low flow trajectory, and regular updates about this ongoing project.

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.

SRF Merchandise Available

Visit SRF's merchandise page to see our merchandise including select Ray Troll hoodies, baseball caps, and t-shirts, like the one featured below.