Salmonid Restoration Federation

SRF June eNewsletter

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • 23rd Annual Coho Confab
  • Select SRF Virtual Conference Recordings Now Online
  • Virtual Conference Proceedings Online
  • 2020 Restoration Webinars
  • Redwood & Sproul Creek Low-Flow Monitoring
  • Online Flow Enhancement Workshop
  • SRF Conference T-shirt Now Available
  • SRF Restoration Job Board
  • SRF Conference T-shirt Now Available
  • Please Update Your Contact Information with SRF
  • WSP Now Accepting Applications
  • Bureau of Land Management is Hiring
  • MIG is Hiring
  • California Water Network's Streamflow Enhancement
  • Ocean Outbreak Signed Books Available
  • Smith River Dives
  • Nordic Aquafarms Agrees to a Complete EIR

23rd Annual Coho Confab
August 22-24, 2021

The 23rd Annual Coho Confab at River’s Bend Retreat Center on the Navarro River will focus on flow enhancement planning to improve habitat conditions for coho and water supply reliability for landowners. Orientation presentations will include Ridge to River: Rethinking & Retrofitting for Rehydration, by Brock Dolman, Program Director and co-director of the Water Institute, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center as well as presentations about successful flow enhancement strategies including flow augmentation, and current flow enhancement approaches that are being employed in the Navarro watershed. Field tours will include tours of large wood placement projects in the Navarro and Mendocino Coast, a flow enhancement workshop and tour of water storage projects, and an outing to Ten Mile River Estuary/Floodplain Restoration Project, which is geared for coho and steelhead recovery on the Mendocino Coast.

This event will largely be outdoors. Registration is now open and posting the final agenda shortly. The registration cost includes all meals. Advanced Confab registration pricing is $175 including all meals with camping an additional $30 per night. After August 1, Confab registration pricing will go up to $200 and camping will be $35 per person per night. To register for the Confab, to see the tentative agenda, and to learn more about lodging options, please click here.

SRF Virtual Conference Recordings Now 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.

Nordic Aquafarms Agrees to a Complete EIR
NPDES Comments due on June 4

SRF's advocacy committee submitted public comment on a proposed historically large, land-based salmon aquafarm on the Humboldt Bay. SRF was concerned because the MND didn't fully address effluent, fish escapes due to seismic activity, and ESA consultation. Nordic Aquafarms, under public pressure, agreed to a complete EIR, read more from the Lost Coast Outpost. Comments on the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) are due June 4. 

Online Flow Enhancement Workshop
Now available online

Salmonid Restoration Federation and Sanctuary Forest presented a Virtual Flow Enhancement and Restoration workshop to explore flow enhancement strategies to address climate change in Redwood Creek in the South Fork Eel River and the Mattole River watersheds. These two connected watersheds are intertwined historically, geologically, and from a fisheries recovery perspective. Restoration techniques have evolved to address climate change resilience and longer dry seasons. The Sanctuary Forest radio show highlights some of the presenters and themes that were explored at the workshop.

Virtual Conference

Proceedings Online

The Virtual Conference Proceedings are available on the SRF website. 

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.

Bureau of Land Management is Hiring

BLM is hiring a Natural Resources Specialist/Ecologist in Northern California. Duties include managing anc conserving natural resources, evaluation ecological communities, develop and implement threatened and endangered species projects. More information here

MIG is Hiring

MIG is seeking a mid- to senior-level Biologist/Ecologist to join their California biological resources team in their Berkeley or San Jose office. MIG is also seeking an entry- to mid-level Analyst to support our growing Air Quality, Greenhouse Gas, and Noise (AGN) practice in any of MIG’s offices.

WSP Now Accepting Applications

The Watershed Stewards Program offers exceptional training and hands-on experience for individuals interested in natural resources, watershed protection and environmental education. Applications for the 10.5 month program are due June 30, 2021. Learn more here

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.

Smith River Dives

The Smith River Alliance invites swimmers and wild fish enthusiasts to participate in this year’s Fish Count, July 30 – August 1. Help track the abundance of California’s healthiest population of coastal cutthroat trout! You can find more information here

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. 

2020 Restoration Webinars 

Last summer SRF put on a webinar series highlighting topics that were planned for the 2020 conference. The recordings can be found on our website and vimeo page. Topics include fish passage, food webs, equity and inclusion, dam removal, and more! 

Ocean Outbreak Signed Books Available

SRF still has signed copies of Drew Harvell’s book, Ocean Outbreak. You can see her keynote address in Part 2 of the Plenary recordings or this virtual book signing event.
To order a signed copy or the conference t-shirt, please visit the SRF Merchandise page.

SRF Conference T-shirt Now Available

SRF is pleased to have Ray Troll CA salmon art t-shirts now available 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.