Salmonid Restoration Federation

SRF May 2023 eNewsletter

May 2023

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • Special Thanks to the 40th Annual SRF Conference Co-Sponsors
  • 2023 SRF Award Recipients
  • SRF Erosion and Sediment Control Field School
  • 25th Annual Coho Confab
  • Only SRF Members Can Vote for SRF Board of Directors
  • Apply to WSP
  • SRF Mailing Address
  • Mattole Summer Steelhead Dives
  • Restoration Job Board


Special Thanks to the 40th Annual SRF Conference Co-Sponsors

The 40th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference was a huge success. We will be adding session and workshop presentations to our website but meanwhile please enjoy the Plenary session video and the 2023 Conference Proceedings.  

2023 SRF Award Recipients

SRF is happy to announce the 2023 Award Recipients. David Wright (recently retired from the Nature Conservancy) and Aldaron Laird (environmental planning consultant) received the Lifetime Achievement Awards. Lauren Hammack of Prunuske Chatham, Inc. received the Restorationist of the Year. Mary Burke, the North Coast Regional Manager for California Trout recieved the Golden Pipe Award. Check out the presentation that was made for Mary. 

SRF Erosion and Sediment Control Field School
June 7-8, Mendocino, CA

SRF is hosting an Erosion and Sediment Control Field School. This technical field course is part of our Northern California BMP Education Series funded by the CDFW’s Fisheries Restoration Grant Program. SRF is partnering with Pacific Watershed Associates to produce this educational event. Learn more and register here. There is a limited amount of space left for this course.

25th Annual Coho Confab
Friday, August 25 - Sunday, August 27, 2023

Join SRF, Sanctuary Forest, Mattole Restoration Council, Mattole Salmon Group, and other partnering restoration groups for a destination Confab on the Mattole River in Petrolia, CA. This Confab will feature Mattole estuary and headwaters restoration projects, flow enhancement projects including Sanctuary Forest’s Baker Creek String of Pearls, large wood projects, grassland restoration, and a suite of other techniques that are implemented or are being planned in this critical watershed. Learn more and register here

SRF Educational Posters

SRF presented two posters during the Poster Session at the conference focused on our streamflow monoitoring and flow enhancement efforts in the South Fork Eel. One poster was about Streamflow Enhancement in Redwood Creek, South Fork Eel and the Marshall Ranch Flow Enhancement project that will be implemented this summer. The other poster highlighted Sproul Creek Streamflow planning efforts including a flow enhancement project on the Wagner Ranch. Our project team just submitted a MND for this project.

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Only SRF Members Can Vote for SRF Board of Directors

Please join SRF or renew your membership today. Membership includes the privilege to vote for the board of directors as well as the connection to a network of thousands of scientists and practitioners with an interest in California fisheries and watershed restoration. 

Board ballots are mailed to members within one month of the Annual Meeting at the conference. 

SRF Conference Merchandise

For the 40th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference, SRF reprinted the Salmon Family Tree t-shirt and for the first-time ever Ray Troll's Deep Roots artwork is available on a t-shirt. SRF is the only group that has printing permission for this one-of-a-kind tee printed on organic cotton in maroon or forest green.
Please click here to see our updated merchandise cart.


Apply to WSP

Watershed Stewards Program Corpmembers serve alongside environmental professionals for 10 months at sites throughout California. Learn more and apply here

SRF Mailing Address

SRF's mailing address changed in February 2023. It is 1018 2nd St, Eureka, CA 95501. Please update your records. 

Mattole Summer Steelhead Dives
July 7-8, 2023

The Mattole Salmon Group will host this 27th annual citizen science project to collect data on the southern-most population summer steelhead and other riparian species. More detailed information and an RSVP form is available here. Please RSVP by Friday, June 30th.

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.