Salmonid Restoration Federation

October 2016 eNewsletter Highlights

35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference Second Call for Abstracts

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

Presenter abstracts are due November 4, 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.

2016 Steelhead Summit Agenda and Registration Now Online

SRF will host the 2nd Steelhead Summit October 27 & 28, 2016 in San Luis Obispo, CA. The agenda highlights adaptive genomic variation, steelhead recovery planning, coastal monitoring status reports, fish passage efforts, and water conservation planning. The full-day symposium will be followed by field tours to restoration sites that highlight invasive species removal, erosion control, fish passage improvements, and water conservation projects.

If you are interested in presenting at a poster session, please fill out this form.

The host hotel for this event is the Holiday Inn Express. The group block has expired but they should still honor the state rate for state or federal employees.

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:

  • California Water Rights Law
  • Fish and Game Section 1602
  • Streams, Springs, and Wells
  • Waste Discharge Requirements for Cannabis
  • County Ordinances

The SRF Office is Moving!

Salmonid Restoration Federation is excited to announce that we are moving our headquarters to Eureka, CA.

We will be located in the Heart of Old Town Eureka by the gazebo and the waterfront.

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

TU Hiring for North Coast Coho Project Manager Position

Trout Unlimited is seeking a qualified individual to help TU manage and expand its successful North Coast Coho Project (NCCP) restoration initiative in northern California.

Applications will be accepted until at least October 14 and the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants should send their information to Lisa Bolton  and Anna Halligan.

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.

Bureau of Reclamation Hiring Project Coordination Specialist

The Northern California Area Office is currently recruiting for a Project Coordination Specialist in Weaverville, CA. The following announcement has been prepared via Reclamation's HireMe on-line application system.

BR-MP-2016-295, Project Coordination Specialist, GS-1101-09/11 FPL 11

Interested Applicants can view the announcement through USAJOBS at this link.

CDFW Hiring for Scientific Aid in Sacramento

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks a Scientific Aid to assist with data entry and coordination of drought monitoring efforts across the state. Click here to view the job announcement.