Salmonid Restoration Federation

SRF December 2023 eNewsletter

December 2023
In this eNewsletter you will find:
  • 41st Annual Conference Registration Now Open
  • SRF Award Nominations
  • 2024 Conference Mentorship Program
  • 41st Annual SRF Conference Lodging and FAQs 
  • Featured Workshops and Tours
  • 2024 SRF Conference - Poster Session Open
  • Sponsor the 41st Annual SRF Conference
  • SRF Conference Scholarship Fund
  • Siskiyou Water Transaction Workshop
  • Featured Resource Page
  • Restoration Job Board
  • SRF Merchandise

41st Annual Conference Registration Now Open
The 41st Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference will be held in Santa Rosa, California from March 26-29, 2024. Conference registration is now open and the sessionsworkshops, and field tour agendas are now posted.

SRF Conference - Call for Award Nominations
Due February 11, 2024
Please submit 200 words or more to nominate candidates for the illustrious Restorationist of the Year Award, the Golden Pipe Award for Innovation, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Gordon Becker Memorial River Advocate Award. Please find descriptions of the awards page. 
These awards will be presented at the 2024 Salmonid Restoration Conference Banquet. Nominations should be sent to by February 11, 2024. Please write "Award Nominations" in the subject line.

2024 Conference Mentorship Program
Sign up as a Mentor or Mentee!
To welcome first-time attendees, students, young professionals, and people from historically underrepresented groups, SRF is continuing our mentorship program. Each Mentee will be matched with one Mentor. Through a series of brief one-on-one meetings before, during, and after the annual conference, Mentors will help Mentees make good use of their time at the conference, provide networking opportunities, share career advice, and perhaps even build lasting connections. Visit our website to learn more and fill out this interest form!

41st Annual SRF Conference Hotel Group Blocks, Book Now, Co-sponsors, FAQs, and more

SRF is going big for the 41st Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference to ensure that the conference does not sell out early next year like we did in 2023. SRF will be hosting the conference at the beautiful Hyatt Wine Country Sonoma in downtown Santa Rosa and we have set up great hotel blocks. Hotel rooms will sell out before the conference registration does so please reserve your hotel rooms early. For more information on lodging, registration pricing, scholarship opportunities, etc. please check out our FAQs.

Featured Workshop: Fish & Fire
The West suffers simultaneously from too much fire and not enough. Fire exclusion has led to habitat loss while fire suppression activities can threaten aquatic habitats. This workshop will explore cross-disciplinary connections, identifying management implications and opportunities, and daylight potential synergies in policy and action. Learn more here.

Featured Tour: Dry Creek Enhancement & Monitoring
This all-day tour features salmonid habitat enhancement projects and monitoring programs on both private and public lands within the Dry Creek Basin. We will highlight enhancement strategies that address salmonid recovery and that provide resilient long-term solutions. Learn more here.

2024 SRF Conference - Poster Session Now Open
The Poster Session will be 7-10 pm on Thursday, March 28 at the conference venue. This annual event is open to all conference attendees and is a great venue to network with your peers.
If you would like to present during the Poster Session, click here to pre-register. Please email with any questions about the poster session.

Sponsor the 41st Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference
Please consider supporting the 41st Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference through sponsorship. Co-sponsors are recognized in all conference materials, receive complimentary conference passes, and help keep the conference affordable for practitioners. Please see the co-sponsor appeal letter.

Israel Family Fund Seeds Conference Scholarship Fund
SRF is thrilled that the Israel Family Fund is making a multi-year contribution to SRF's Conference scholarship fund.  Please consider contributing to the conference scholarship fund so we can continue to offer scholarships to students, tribal members, and other young professionals. SRF will match each dollar contributed.
To apply for a Conference scholarship, please fill out this form by February 1, 2024. More information is available here.

Siskiyou Water Transaction Workshop 
Fort Jones, February 21, 2024
SRF, Trout Unlimited, and Scott River Watershed Council will host a Water Transaction workshop at 5pm on February 21, 2024, in coordination with the Scott Watershed Informational Forum (SWIF). This workshop is designed for landowners, practitioners, and agency staff to learn more about appropriative and riparian water rights, different forms of water transactions, and the permitting pathways for various types of water projects both domestic and agricultural. Learn more here.

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Donate to the Annual SRF Conference Silent Auction
The banquet and the poster session will also include a silent auction with fine wines, outdoor gear, art, gift certificates and other fabulous items. Please use this form if you would like to contribute a tax-deductible item.

Featured Resource Page: Restoration Funding Opportunities
From CDFW to WCB, SRF has a list of common funding opportunities used by restoration practitioners. Do you know of a funding opportunity that isn’t listed? Let us know

Berkeley River Restoration Symposium
Dec 9, 2023
The 19th annual Berkeley River Restoration Symposium is 9am-3:30pm on Saturday, December 9 on the UC Berkeley campus, in the auditorium of Bauer Wurster Hall. The symposium is free, in person, and open to the public. Please register to reserve your program and coffee.

Applications of the Lost Meadow Model for Management Webinar
Dec 13, 2023, 1 pm - 3 pm
Check out this webinar the Pacific Southwest Research Station is holding on the applications of the Lost Meadows Mode. Learn more and register here.

Submit Comments on Draft Eel River Dam Decommissioning
Comments Due Dec 22, 2023
PG&E has drafted plans for both the Dams on the Eel River to be removed beginning in 2028. Learn more and submit comments on the Friends of the Eel webpage.  

Fish Passage Funding
Due Jan 19, 2024
The California Fish Passage Forum will award an estimated $250,000-$350,000 in FY2025 for projects that advance its mission of protecting , restoring, and enhancing fish habitat – with the Forum’s specific focus on anadromous fish populations in California. Find application instructions here.

Restoration Design Group Hiring

Restoration Design Group is an interdisciplinary landscape architecture and engineering firm focused on developing public parks, open spaces, and trail networks. They are hiring Landscape Architects and Restoration Engineers. Learn more here.

Restoration Job Board
SRF hosts a Job Board on our website to post current positions related to  California's fisheries and  watershed restoration field.  Please email to post a job on our webpage. 

Support SRF this Holiday Season
SRF is offering a deck of Ray Troll's Salmonscape playing cards for merchandise orders of $50 or more. SRF has stocked up on merchandise since Ray Troll's long-term printer is retiring. Please check out the SRF merchandise online.