Salmonid Restoration Federation

SRF August 2021 eNewsletter

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • 23rd Annual Coho Confab
  • TU and SRF Large Wood Field School
  • 2022 SRF Conference in Santa Cruz
  • Collaborative Water Managment Guidebook 
  • Open Call for Proposals
  • Nordic Aquafarms Agrees to a Complete EIR
  • Climate Research Funding
  • SRF Merchandise
  • SRF Summer Newsletter
  • Invitation to take SHARE Survey
  • SRF Welcomes New Board
  • SRF Restoration Job Board
  • Redwood & Sproul Creek Low-Flow Monitoring
  • Please Update Your Contact Information with SRF
  • Stillwater Sciences Hiring Junior Engineer
  • CalTrout Hiring Regional Manager
  • PCI Hiring and Other Exciting News

23rd Annual Coho Confab
August 20-22, 2021

The 23rd Annual Coho Confab at River’s Bend Retreat Center on the Navarro River will focus on flow enhancement strategies, LWD and water storage projects in the Navarro, floodplain and estuarine restoration at Ten Mile Creek, and restoration planning at the Laguna de Santa Rosa. Please click here to see the full agenda.

Advanced registration closes July 26.  Advanced Confab registration pricing is $175 including all meals with camping an additional $30 per night. After July 26, Confab registration pricing will go up to $200 and camping will be $35 per person per night. To register for the Confab, and to learn more about lodging options, please click here.

TU and SRF Large Wood Field School
November 10-12, 2021


SRF and Trout Unlimited will be producing a Large Wood Field School on the Mendocino Coast this November. This two-day field school will train forestry and restoration professionals in both engineered and non-engineered large wood augmentation techniques that have been proven effective in restoring stream habitats on the Northern California coast. Participants will learn how to effectively design and implement large wood restoration projects by learning how to identify geomorphic conditions of a treatment stream and select appropriate implementation methods to achieve desired results. View the agenda and register on the SRF website. 

2022 SRF Conference in Santa Cruz
Open Call for Proposals due August 30

SRF earnestly hopes to be able to produce the long-awaited conference in Santa Cruz, CA in spring 2022. The tentative dates are April 19-22, 2022. The conference will feature field tours, workshops, and concurrent sessions. 
The Call for Proposals is now open. Please email  to submit a brief proposal for a workshop, session, or field tour by August 30. The First Call for Abstracts will be in September.

Collaborative Water Managment Guidebook

The Nature Conservancy, Salmonid Restoration Federation, and Alford Ecological have produced a Collaborative Water Management Guide to Enhancing Streamflow and Water Supply Reliability in California’s Rural Watersheds and Communities. 

This guidebook outlines the framework for collaborative water management planning that is designed for restoration practitioners, project proponents, and stakeholders interested in sustainably managing limited water resources. Topics include water availability and flow data analysis, communication strategies, water transactions and community-based prioritization efforts. This guide is informed by successful flow enhancement case studies and initiatives like the California Environmental Flow Framework and the Salmon Habitat and Restoration Prioritization process. The goal of the guidebook is to amplify our collective streamflow enhancement efforts in watersheds experiencing extended dry seasons and insufficient water supplies.

Nordic Aquafarms Agrees to a Complete EIR

SRF has been tracking the Nordic AquaFarms project. To see project documents, recent media, or public comment letters, please see SRF’s Humboldt Aquaculture page.


Climate Research Funding

The NOAA Climate Program Office has published a Notice of Funding Opportunity that includes multiple competitions. This competition seeks to fund projects that improve climate understanding and information for Sanctuary management planning. Take a look at the competition announcement and, if relevant, consider submitting a Letter of Intent by the August 9 deadline.


SRF Merchandise

SRF is pleased to have Ray Troll CA salmon art t-shirts that feature a panel from the CA Salmonscape artwork that was commissioned by NOAA Fisheries. This beautiful design is on organic cotton t-shirts and is only available through SRF. Please visit SRF's merchandise page to order merchandise including select Ray Troll hoodies, baseball caps, and t-shirts, and the new salmon playing cards that are also part of this collaborative project. 



SRF Summer Newsletter

Check out the SRF Summer newsletter that contains info on upcoming events, SRF projects, the Collaborative Water Management guidebook, and Nordic Aquafarms. Click here to see the newsletter which will be mailed to members.

Invitation to take SHARE Survey
Deadline August 27, 2021

As a member of the CA watershed restoration community working towards salmonid recovery, please complete the following survey being administered by the Salmonid Habitat Assessment of Restoration Effectiveness (SHARE) team, an interagency team of CDFW and NOAA scientists. 
The survey aims to capture restoration stakeholder’s experiences and thoughts regarding restoration project effectiveness monitoring. Please provide your input in the following survey.
The SHARE team values the opinions of our stakeholders. Since a public agency is conducting the survey your responses are public information, however, your personal information is not being collected and your identity is confidential.  
Thank you for taking the time to answer this survey to improve the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program’s (FRGP) effectiveness monitoring.


 SRF Welcomes New Board

Welcome and special thanks to the SRF Board of Directors. Please welcome the 2021-2022 SRF Board of Directors. New to the SRF Board are Analise Rivero, a Policy Associate with CalTrout, and Michael Dixon, the Executive Director of the Trinity River Restoration Program. Learn about all the SRF board members on our website.

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.  

Redwood and Sproul Creek Low-Flow Monitoring

SRF and CalTrout have been conducting low flow monitoring in the paired watersheds of Redwood and Sproul Creeks in the South Fork Eel watershed since 2013. Check out the Redwood and Sproul Creek pages to see project resources, the low flow trajectory, and regular updates about this project. A flipbook series of site photos is also available for viewing. 

Please Update Your Contact Information with SRF

After utilizing a virtual platform for the conference, it is clear that we have some outdated contact information. Update your contact information on our website.

Stillwater Sciences Hiring Junior Restoration/Civil Engineer

Stillwater Sciences seeks highly motivated junior-level engineer to serve as a member of an inter-disciplinary team working on habitat restoration planning, design, and implementation, as well as general water resources management projects, throughout California, the Pacific Northwest, and Rockies.


CalTrout Hiring Regional Manager

California Trout seeks a full-time Shasta-Klamath Regional Manager to lead and manage conservation projects, build public-private strategic partnerships, and promote science and water policy throughout the Shasta-Klamath Region.


PCI Hiring and Other Exciting News

Longtime employees Mike & Maggie Jensen have taken over ownership of PCI, carrying on the company’s 35 year commitment to community and environment. PCI has moved but their new offices are still located in Sebastopol. PCI is hiring for several positions