Salmonid Restoration Federation

September 2017 eNewsletter Highlights

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • 2018 SRF Conference 2nd Call For Abstracts 
  • 20th Annual Coho Confab Presentations Now Online
  • Coastal Conservancy Prop 1 Solicitation
  • SRF Hiring Project Coordinator
  • NOAA/CCC Veterans Corps Program Recruiting
  • 2017 State of Salmonids Report Online
  • SRF Merchandise Available Online

2018 Salmonid Restoration Conference Second Call For Abstracts 

The 36th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference will be April 11-14, 2018 at the Fortuna River Lodge. Please visit our website to see the Second Call for Abstracts and tentative conference agenda. You can also download the Second Call in a PDF format.

Potential Field Tours include: 15 Years of Salmonid Habitat Restoration in Lower Klamath Tributaries; Lower Eel River Restoration, Flood Reduction, and Habitat Connectivity Tour; Headwaters to Tidewaters of Humboldt Bay; Large Wood Augmentation on Small Low-Risk Streams; Mattole Headwaters Instream and Groundwater Recharge Projects; and Restoring Tidal Wetlands: Inclusive, Process-based Restoration in Working Landscapes.

Potential Workshops include: Instream Flow; Effectiveness Monitoring of Instream Restoration Projects in California; Identifying Appropriate Site-Specific Methods and Target Criteria for Instream Large Wood Restoration Efforts in California; Using an Optimization Model to Select Fish Passage Barriers for Remediation; and Speaking of Science — Public Speaking Tips for Improved Science Communication.

Potential Sessions include:

  • Cool Matters: Emerging Stream Temperature Science 
  • Streamlined Permitting for Restoration Projects — Existing Programs and Potential Reforms 
  • Klamath River Dam Removals — Overview of Planning and Process 
  • North Coast Innovative Flow Enhancement Programs 
  • Adapting Aging Infrastructure to Sustain Listed Salmonids 
  • Risky Landscapes and Nomadic Salmon; Salmon Ecology and Life-History Strategies 
  • Alluvial Fans and Salmonid Habitat: The Forgotten and Challenging Landscape In-Between 
  • Restoring to Stage Zero, Recent Innovations in Restoration Science: Reports from the Field 
  • Eel River Ecology, Restoration Challenges and Opportunities
  • Modeling Salmonid Habitat for Restoration 

Please note that the agenda evolves and the next 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.

Presenter abstracts are due November 7, 2017.

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 fill out this form, 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.


20th Annual Coho Confab Presentations Now Online

The 20th Annual Coho Confab in the scenic Mattole River valley in Humboldt County was a huge success. Keynote presentations and a tour handout are now available online. SRF coordinated this event in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Mattole Restoration Council, Mattole Salmon Group, and Sanctuary Forest. Topics included prospects and steps for recovery and restoration of coho salmon, beaver structures applied to salmon restoration, and groundwater recharge using log structures.

Coastal Conservancy Prop 1 Solicitation 

These Prop 1 grants fund multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects. The grant application has two parts: a cover sheetand a project description. The grant solicitation closes on October 31.

SRF Hiring Project Coordinator

SRF is hiring a Project Coordinator to help manage projects, fundraise, and coordinate specific educational efforts. Must have demonstrably strong writing, research, and policy analysis skills. For more details, see the position description. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to by October 1, 2017.

NOAA/CCC Veterans Corps Program Recruiting  

The NOAA CCC Veterans Corps Program is recruiting military veterans for one year paid positions in Orleans, Ukiah, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo and Camarillo.

Veterans will become proficient at collecting important ecological data to assess the effectiveness of coastal and marine habitat restoration techniques designed to recover endangered species and increase fish populations. They will receive technical training to conduct spawning habitat, topographical, and diving surveys. Contact Larry Notheis for more information

2017 State of Salmonids Report Online

After nearly 16 months of work, the full 2017 State of the Salmonids report has been finalized and is available on California Trout's website. This is a useful resource for information about the status and trends of California's diverse native salmonids as well as a reference library.

SRF Merchandise Available Online


Visit our merchandise page to see our full line of Ray Troll t-shirts, hoodies, and baseball caps including the Salmon Family Tree Conference t-shirt and the NEW Spawntaneous Combustion t-shirt and hoodie featured above.