Salmonid Restoration Federation

September 2016 eNewsletter Highlights

35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference First 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 First Call for Abstracts and tentative conference agenda. You can also download the First Call in a PDF format.

Presenter abstracts are due November 4, 2016.

Potential field tours may include Watershed Day at the Capitol, a Legislative Tour; Stanislaus River Restoration Sites; Cache and Putah Creek Restoration Projects; Napa Creek, an Urban Salmonid Stream Restoration Project that Reduces Flood Damages; Fins, Feathers, Farms and Floodplain Fecundity: Multi-Use Floodplain Projects in the Lower Sacramento Valley; and American River Gravel Augmentation and Floodplain Restoration Sites.

Potential workshops may include Life-cycle Modeling to Inform Conservation, Restoration, and Recovery Planning; Fish Passage from Tidewater to the Sierras; State of Beaver Restoration in California; and a Fish Health Workshop and Hatchery Tour.

Please note that the agenda evolves and the 2nd Call for Abstracts may not include all of these potential sessions, workshops, and tours. Early submission helps SRF determine which sessions and workshops will be in the final agenda.

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 complete this online form and then email your abstract to Please review our submission guidelines. Receipt of your submission will be acknowledged by email and forwarded to the correct session chair.

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 will highlight 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. SRF arranged a group block for $90 per night that includes breakfast, parking, and wi-fi. To make a reservation, please call (805) 544-8600 and use the group name SRF. The block includes 25 rooms and the discounted rate expires September 25.

19th Annual Coho Confab Presentations Now Online

SRF, along with project partners, hosted the 19th Annual Coho Confab on August 26-28, 2016 on the Mendocino Coast. Thank you to all presenters, participants, and collaborators for contributing to a successful event! 

Please visit our website to view event presentations.

Yolo County RCD Hiring Project Manager

The RCD is seeking a dynamic, dedicated conservation professional who has a strong interest in working on conservation projects in an agricultural community. 

Please visit Yolo County RCD's website for more information.

California Trout Hiring Project Coordinator

The Steelhead Restoration Project Coordinator position will be based in the Ventura County area. This role will support the Santa Clara River Steelhead Coalition efforts and other regional Southern California projects. 

Please visit CalTrout's website for more information.

SWRCB and RWQCB Job Announcements

The State Water Resources Control Board and Regional Water Quality Control Boards will soon be hiring for geologist, engineer, and environmental scientist positions to assist with their Cannabis regulatory, outreach, and enforcement programs. 

Interested persons need to be on the state hiring list, which can be accessed on their website.

SRF Newsletter Now Online

SRF posted our 2016 Summer Newsletter online that includes full event descriptions of the 19th Coho Confab on the Mendocino Coast and the 8th Spring-run Chinook Symposium in Chico, CA. We also included comprehensive updates about our Redwood Creek, South Fork Eel River low flow monitoring efforts, and our Best Management Practices and water conservation efforts on the North Coast.