Salmonid Restoration Federation

October 2020 News and Announcements

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • SRF Restoration Webinar Series
  • Marshall Ranch Flow Enhancement Project
  • 2021 SRF Symposia Series Announced
  • South Fork Eel River Low-Flow Monitoring Projects
  • Action Item: Klamath Dam Removal
  • PMEP 2020 Request for Project Proposals
  • DEI Resources for Environmental Scientists
  • "A Burning Testament" by Terry Tempest Williams
  • World Fish Migration Day is October 24
  • "Saving Species Together" video series
  • New 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 feature a panel discussion of diversity and equity in the restoration field. Rene Henery of Trout Unlimited will give a presentation entitled "Deep Restoration: The Work Outside and the Work Inside" and John Griffith of Humboldt Redwoods State Park will present on "Becoming Aware of and Managing Your Biases". This webinar will take place at noon on Friday, October 23. More information and a link to registration for the webinar are available on our website.  

The last webinar in this series examined dam removal in the Klamath River basin. Mike Belchik, a Senior Water Policy Analyst for the Yurok Tribe discussed the current status and updates regarding this project. To view his presentation slides or watch a recording of the webinar, please visit our website.

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 15.5 million gallon off-channel pond that would release cold-water into Redwood Creek during the long dry season. This project is sited on a stable terrace on the Marshall Ranch, the largest private parcel in the watershed that has been stewarded by the Marshall family since the 1800s and is now fully protected under conservation easement.

The proposed Marshall Ranch Flow Enhancement Project is being designed to significantly improve Redwood Creek dry-season conditions. 

To learn more about this exciting streamflow enhancement project, please visit the project webpage and explore some of the project frequently asked questions. You can also listen to a recent KMUD interview with SRF and Sanctuary Forest on MixCloud.


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.

Action Item: Klamath Dam Removal

Please read and sign the letter at
to urge PacifiCorps to remove the Klamath Dams.


PMEP 2020 Request for Project Proposals

The Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP) requests proposals for projects that will advance fish habitat conservation and restoration along the West Coast. Grant proposals are due October 30, 2020.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources for Environmental Scientists

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.

"A Burning Testament"

Our thoughts are with our colleagues and friends battling fires, smoke, and COVID-19 as they try to complete their work all over the West. Writer and conservationist Terry Tempest Williams offers these words for anyone struggling with grief and loss right now.

World Fish Migration Day

World Fish Migration Day will take place with virtual celebrations all over the world on October 24. Don't forget to check out the documentary about this event, and vote on the Eurofishion Song Contest!

Saving Species Together Video Series

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.