Salmonid Restoration Federation

November 2020 News and Announcements

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • SRF Restoration Webinar Series
  • Salmon Recipe Cards Available
  • Marshall Ranch Flow Enhancement Project
  • 2021 SRF Symposia Series Announced
  • South Fork Eel River Low-Flow Monitoring Projects
  • Action Item: Klamath Dam Removal
  • Klamath River Watershed Strategic Restoration Network
  • Siskiyou District Biologist Opening
  • NMFS Fisheries Biologist Positions Open
  • Nordic Aquafarms Town Hall Meeting
  • "Saving Species Together" video series
  • Water Assets Guidebook Now Available
  • California Grants Portal Now Open
  • Support SRF During COVID-19
  • SRF Restoration Job Board

SRF Restoration Webinar Series

SRF has launched an online webinar series to highlight themes from the 2020 Conference that will be explored when it is feasible to produce the Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference. 
Our next webinar will be a panel discussion of next steps in the Klamath Dam Removal process with representatives from Klamath River Renewal Corporation and from the Karuk and Yurok tribes, and is tentatively scheduled for December 11 at noon. We will post more information shortly.
Our last webinar featured a panel discussion of diversity and equity in the restoration field. Links to a recording of the webinar, as well as additional resources shared by the panelists are available on our website.  

SRF urges our constituency to join us in educating ourselves on systemic racism and the ways that it manifests in higher education and the sciences. We have created a page on our website to share resources that specifically address DEI in the environmental sciences. Please consider donating to our newly created DEI scholarship fund to support students from under-represented groups in the watershed restoration field.

Salmonid Recipe Cards Available

SRF and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation collaborated on a series of educational projects this year, designed to promote sustainable seafood. These new recipe cards are available for free to the public, and we need your help distributing them! Please fill out our online form to order yours today.

Marshall Ranch Flow Enhancement Project

SRF and Stillwater Sciences have been exploring the feasibility of various streamflow enhancement opportunities in Redwood Creek, a critical tributary to the South Fork Eel River. For several years, SRF has been conducting low-flow monitoring and conducting a feasibility analysis on how to most efficiently enhance flows in Redwood Creek. SRF and Stillwater Sciences are completing designs for a 15.3 million gallon off-channel pond that would release cold-water into Redwood Creek during the long dry season. This proposed Flow Enhancement Project is now in the CEQA 30-day public comment period. To learn more about this exciting streamflow enhancement project,  please visit the project webpage where you can find a project status reportfact sheet90% Basis of Design report, and frequently asked questions.

If you would like to write a letter of support for this project, please click here to see the logistics of the public comment period

2021 SRF Symposia Series Announced

The Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference was cancelled this spring due to COVID-19. SRF anticipates that it will be unlikely we can hold an in-person conference in Spring 2021. Based on input from our colleagues, constituents, and Board of Directors, SRF has decided to produce a series of in-depth webinars that will explore the restoration themes we would feature at a typical annual conference. It is our hope that this will allow us to provide some of the same content as a typical conference year, but at a more accessible virtual pace. We will share updates via direct email and this eNewsletter as we begin to build the agenda for this quarterly series, so please keep an eye on your inbox!

South Fork Eel River Low Flow Monitoring Projects

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 project. 

SRF is also conducting low flow monitoring on Sproul CreekClick here to see a digital flipbook of photos from the West Fork of Sproul Creek during Summer 2020.

Action Item: Klamath Dam Removal

There's still time to sign the letter at
to urge PacifiCorps to remove the Klamath Dams.


Klamath River Watershed Strategic Restoration Network

Together, these collective efforts are helping to reconnect a network of habitat for the salmon, steelhead, and other species that depend on the Klamath River and its tributaries.

Siskiyou District Biologist

CDFW is hiring an environmental scientist position to conduct public outreach and Klamath, Scott, and Shasta Salmon Surveys. Click here to see the full job description and instructions on how to apply.

Fish Biologist Positions Open

NOAA is hiring for several positions, in the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), West Coast Region (WCR) with seven vacancies in California, Oregon, and Washington. Please click here for more information. 

Nordic Aquafarms Town Hall Meeting

Nordic Aquafarms will hold a public meeting regarding their proposed on-shore facility via Zoom on Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 6-8 p.m. Click here to join the meeting. SRF is tracking this project and providing updates on our aquaculture webpage.

Saving Species Together Video Series Now Online

joint agency project uses funding from habitat damage to highlight imperiled coho salmon and other endangered California species in a new series of videos

Evaluating and Protecting Environmental Water Assets Guidebook Now Available

The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Sonoma Land Trust (SLT), and Alford Environmental are pleased to announce a new publication: Evaluating and Protecting Environmental Water Assets: A Guide for Land Conservation Practitioners. The handbook provides easy to understand guidance, resources, and tools that California land trusts, open space districts, resource conservation districts, and others can use to identify, evaluate, and protect water resources.

California Grants Portal Now Open

The California State Library, in partnership with the State Water Resources Control Board and other state funding agencies, has launched the California Grants Portal – your one destination to find all state grant and loan opportunities provided on a first-come or competitive basis.

Support SRF During COVID-19

Please consider donating to SRF or any of your favorite non-profits during this difficult time. 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. 

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. Please email to post a job on our webpage. 

SRF Merchandise Available

Due to our postponed 2020 events, SRF will not have the level of in-person sales that we normally do. Please visit SRF's merchandise page to order our merchandise including select Ray Troll hoodies, baseball caps, and t-shirts, like the one featured below.