Salmonid Restoration Federation

SRF November eNewsletter

In this eNewsletter you will find:
  • Final Call for 2024 SRF Presentation Abstracts
  • 41st Annual SRF Conference Lodging, FAQs and more
  • 2024 SRF Conference - Poster Session Now Open
  • Featured Workshops and Tours
  • Sponsor the 41st Annual SRF Conference
  • SRF Conference Scholarship Fund
  • Seeds for Change
  • PMEP Accepting Project Funding Proposals
  • NOAA's Fisheries Transformational Funding Opportunity
  • USFWS Fish Passage Funding
  • SRRC is Hiring
  • Klamath River Dam Removal Careers 
  • The Nature Conservancy is Hiring
  • Restoration Job Board
  • SRF Merchandise

Final Call for 2024 SRF Presentation Abstracts
Presenter Abstracts Due November 15
The 41st Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference will be held in Santa Rosa, California from March 26-29, 2024. Please visit our website to see the Final Call for Presentation Abstracts. Please note that the agenda evolves and the Final Call for Abstracts may include additional concurrent sessions and an additional workshop. Session, workshop, and tour descriptions are posted. Early abstract submission helps SRF determine which sessions and workshops will be in the final agenda. SRF’s Call for Abstracts is highly competitive and not all abstracts can be accepted. Presentations that have not been given before at our conference will have priority. To submit an abstract, please review our submission guidelines. Please fill out this form, then email your abstract to Receipt of your submission will be acknowledged by email and forwarded to the correct session chair. 

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 make your hotel reservations early if you plan on registering for the conference. Conference registration will probably not open until early December but you can reserve your hotel rooms now. For more information on lodging, registration pricing, scholarship opportunities, etc. please check out our FAQs.

Featured Workshop: Nature-Like Fishways: Modern Perspectives and Techniques
Workshop Coordinators: Tyler Kreider, PE, American Fisheries Society, Mike Garello, PE, HDR, Inc.; Mike Love, PE, Michael Love & Associates
The goal of the workshop is to share knowledge of nature-like fishway design and long-term stability observations among practitioners, regulators, and operators to improve the collective awareness of contemporary NLF science and design methodologies to ultimately provide more effective and sustainable passage for fish. This workshop includes the following topics: Background on and history of nature-like fishways, Application of NLFs to natural and built environments; Site reconnaissance, project assessment, and project development; Identifying data and modeling needs and necessary in-field data collection; Example design methods, practices, constraints; Construction methods and oversight, and more.

Featured Tour: Garcia River
Tour Coordinators: The Nature Conservancy and Prunuske Chatham, Inc.
Project partners developed and implemented the Garcia Estuary Habitat Enhancement Project to address the need for high quality habitat and to increase the watershed’s winter carrying capacity for coho salmon, Participants will have an opportunity to catch a bird’s eye view of the entire project from atop the bluffs on the south side of the estuary, before hiking down to see some of the project features up close. We’ll discuss planning, design, permitting, construction methods, monitoring, lessons learned, and everything in-between. View full tour description 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.

Marshall Ranch Flow Augmentation Project Status Report

Salmonid Restoration Federation, Stillwater Sciences and Edwards Excavation along with contributing subcontractors have been busy all summer building an innovative flow augmentation project on the historic Marshall Ranch to improve instream flows for threatened salmon and other aquatic species. 10-million gallons of water storage will be fully dedicated to supplementing instream flows in Redwood Creek, South Fork Eel. This project has been years in the planning and will likely improve Redwood Creek habitat conditions for decades to come. Special thanks to our funders: Wildlife Conservation Board's Streamflow Enhancement Program and the State Coastal Conservancy. Check out this flipbook to see photos from this construction season.

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.

Seeds for Change
Voting Closes November 9, 2023
SRF is a candidate on the ballot for the North Coast Co-op's 2024 Seeds for Change Round-up Program. If you are a member of the NC Coop, you can vote online here. This community funding would support SRF’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion scholarship to support underrepresented students in the fisheries and watershed restoration field.

NOAA Fisheries' Transformational Funding Opportunity
Due November 17, 2023
NOAA is announcing the availability of up to $240 million in funding for transformational projects that restore coastal habitat and strengthen community resilience. NOAA will accept proposals between $1 million and $25 million total over the award period. For more information, view the Transformational Habitat Restoration and Coastal Resilience Grants funding opportunity.

PMEP Accepting Project Funding Proposals
Due December 1, 2023
The Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP) requests proposals for projects that restore, enhance, or protect estuarine and nearshore marine fish habitat conservation and restoration along the West Coast. For more information, access the full Request for Proposals and application instructions here

USFWS Fish Passage Funding
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the availability of up to $36 million for fish passage projects across the nation that address outdated, unsafe or obsolete dams, culverts, levees and other barriers fragmenting our nation’s rivers and streams. Learn more here.

SRRC is Hiring
The Salmon River Restoration Council is seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual to fill the position of Habitat Restoration Program Manager. This is by far SRRC's largest and most dynamic program. Please visit SRRC’s website for more information and to find the full job description.

Klamath River Dam Removal Careers 
RES is staffing up in California to work on restoration and monitoring for the largest dam removal and restoration project in the world. RES has positions based out of YrekaSan Francisco, and Sacramento

The Nature Conservancy is Hiring

TNC is looking for a Healthy Rivers and Springs Project Associate to join their California Water Program team. This is an exciting position that will lead implementation of projects and build partnerships with agencies, conservation groups, and landowners to restore the health of rivers, recover coastal salmon populations and improve water supply reliability for rural communities. For more information and application details, please click 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. 

SRF Merchandise
Please click here to see our updated merchandise cart.