Salmonid Restoration Federation

SRF July eNewsletter

July 2021

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • 23rd Annual Coho Confab
  • TU and SRF Large Wood Field School
  • 2022 SRF Conference in Santa Cruz 
  • SRF Virtual Conference Recordings Online
  • Redwood & Sproul Creek Low-Flow Monitoring
  • SRF Restoration Job Board
  • Please Update Your Contact Information with SRF
  • cbec hiring Ecoengineers/Ecohydrologists
  • Stillwater Sciences hiring Biological Monitors
  • California Beavers in the News
  • 2021 Mattole Volunteer Summer Steelhead Dives
  • CDFW Grants: 2021 North Coast Coho Recovery Call for Concepts
  • Nordic Aquafarms Agrees to a Complete EIR
  • July Special - Free Pack of Salmon Playing Cards with T-shirt Order

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
Fall 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. SRF will be announcing the dates and detailed agenda shortly. The curriculum will be similar to the first large wood field school.

2022 SRF Conference in Santa Cruz
April 2022

SRF is hoping to produce the 39th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference in Santa Cruz next spring. The tentative dates are April 19-22, 2022.

SRF will announce confirmed dates and a Call for Proposals this August. 

Nordic Aquafarms Agrees to a Complete EIR
Notice of Preparation of Draft EIR Comments due July 6

The notice of preparation for Nordic’s draft EIR will be available until July 6 for public comment. A copy of the document can be found at

CDFW Grants: Summer 2021 North Coast Coho Recovery Call for Concepts

CDFW is now accepting concept proposals and scheduling consultations for the Summer 2021 North Coast Coho Recovery Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) until July 31, 2021.


July Special - Free Pack of Salmon Playing Cards with T-shirt Order

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. For the month of July, every t-shirt order will receive a free pack of salmon playing cards.

SRF Virtual Conference Recordings Online

Most SRF Virtual Conference recordings are now online including all of the sessions and the Professional Development and Speaking of Science workshops.  You can reference the final conference schedule to see the order of presentations in these recordings.

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.

cbec Hiring Ecoengineers/Ecohydrologists

cbec is looking to hire a Senior Ecoengineer/EcohydrologistEcoengineer/Ecohydrologist II, and a Ecoengineer/Ecohydrologist I to join their team in either West Sacramento or Santa Cruz.


Stillwater Sciences is Hiring Biological Monitors

Stillwater Sciences is seeking highly motivated and talented junior- to mid-level biologists to join our interdisciplinary staff for temporary full-time positions (with potential for transitioning to permanent) focusing on threatened and endangered species recovery and habitat restoration projects throughout Southern California.


California Beavers in the News

The San Francisco Chronicle published an opinion piece by Heidi Perryman about beavers as firefighters. The San Francisco Estuary Magazine published a piece about Mountain Maidu tribal members installing beaver dam analogues in in Yellow Creek, a tributary to the North Fork Yellow River. 

2021 Mattole Volunteer Summer Steelhead Dives

The Mattole Salmon Group is preparing for the 25th Mattole Summer Steelhead Survey to be held July 9 and 10, 2021. Conducted since 1996, this annual watershed-wide citizen science survey is the primary source of information on the abundance and distribution of one of the world’s southernmost populations of adult summer-run steelhead, and also provides important information on the distribution of other native and non-native aquatic species, such as turtles, lamprey, and freshwater mussels. More information and RSVP here.