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
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
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.
Action Item: Klamath Dam Removal
PMEP 2020 Request for Project Proposals
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources for Environmental Scientists
"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
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.