Salmonid Restoration Federation

SRF October 2021 eNewsletter

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • 2022 SRF Conference in Santa Cruz
  • 2022 SRF Conference First Call for Abstracts
  • 2022 SRF Conference-Poster Session Now Open
  • Support the 39th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference
  • TU and SRF Large Wood Field School
  • Collaborative Water Management Guidebook 
  • Cannabis Restoration Grant Program
  • USFS National Fish Passage Program
  • Redwood and Sproul Creek Low Flow Monitoring
  • CDFW Hiring Environmental Scientists
  • CDFW Hiring Senior Environmental Scientist 
  • SRRC is Hiring
  • SRF Restoration Job Board
  • SRF Merchandise

    2022 SRF Conference in Santa Cruz

    April 19-22, 2022

    SRF is producing the 39th Annual Conference in Santa Cruz, CA from April 19-22, 2022. At this time, we are proceeding with an “in person” conference that will feature on-the-ground field tours to exciting restoration projects, technical workshops, and concurrent sessions. Conference registration will open in November.

    2022 SRF Conference First Call for Abstracts
    Presenter abstracts are due by November 18, 2022.

    SRF is happy to announce that the 39th Annual Conference will be held in Santa Cruz, California April 19-22, 2022. Please visit our website to see the First Call for Presentation Abstracts.

    Most session descriptions are now posted to the SRF website. Please note that the agenda evolves and the Final Call for Abstracts may not include all of the initially described potential sessions, workshops, and tours. Early submission helps SRF determine which sessions and workshops will be in the final agenda. Please submit your abstract by November 1 if possible. At this time, we are only accepting abstracts for in-person presentations.

    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. 

    2022 SRF Conference - Poster Session Now Open

    The Poster Session will likely be 7-10 pm on Thursday, April 21 at the Cocoanut Grove (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 info@calsalmon with any questions about the poster session.

    SRF Conference FAQs

    Information about group blocks, COVID-19 precautions, and other logistical info can be found here.

    Support the 39th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference

    Please consider supporting the 39th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference. Co-sponsors are recognized in all conference materials and receive complimentary conference passes. Co-sponsorships help keep the conference affordable for practitioners and make it feasible for SRF to produce the conference during COVID. Please see the co-sponsor appeal letter. 

    TU and SRF Large Wood Field School
    November 10-12, 2021

    SRF and Trout Unlimited are 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. View the agenda and register on the SRF website. Advance Registration ends October 15th.

    Collaborative Water Management Guidebook

    The Nature Conservancy, Salmonid Restoration Federation, and Alford Environmental have produced a Collaborative Water Management Guide to Enhancing Streamflow and Water Supply Reliability in California’s Rural Watersheds and Communities. 

    This guidebook outlines the framework for collaborative water management planning that is designed for restoration practitioners, project proponents, and stakeholders interested in sustainably managing limited water resources. Topics include water availability and flow data analysis, communication strategies, water transactions and community-based prioritization efforts. This guide is informed by successful flow enhancement case studies and initiatives like the California Environmental Flow Framework and the Salmon Habitat and Restoration Prioritization process. The goal of the guidebook is to amplify our collective streamflow enhancement efforts in watersheds experiencing extended dry seasons and insufficient water supplies.

    Cannabis Restoration Grant Program

    Qualified Cultivator Funding Opportunity is now accepting concept proposals. The Solicitation is scheduled for release in fall of 2021 and will be open for applying until spring of 2023. More information and concept consultation is available here. CRGP is announcing awards for the Watershed Premeditation and Enhancement Solicitation soon

    USFS National Fish Passage Program

    Projects eligible for funding reconnect fragmented aquatic habitat and improve the ability of fish or other aquatic species to move past barriers created by human activities. The program strives for a 50% match (federal or non-federal) and can cover every aspect of a project, from design to post-implementation monitoring. Funding lasts for 5 years. Each region in California and Nevada has a different deadline, check here for more information.

    Redwood Creek, SF Eel Flow Enhancement Project

    SRF and Stillwater Sciences have designed a flow enhancement project in Redwood Creek that includes 10-million gallons of off stream pond storage to augment flows in Redwood Creek during the dry summer months. The Humboldt County public comment period for this proposed project will be open in mid-October. To learn more, please visit our Marshall Ranch Flow Enhancement page.

    CDFW Hiring Environmental Scientists

    The Bay Delta Region 3 Timberland Conservation & Wildfire Resiliency Program is hiring for two (2) ES vacancies, final filing date is 10/13/2021. If you enjoy hiking in the redwood forests of Santa Cruz, San Mateo, and Sonoma counties, and are passionate about the conservation of forest habitats, consider applying.

    CDFW Hiring Senior Environmental Scientist

    This position is located in the West Sacramento Headquarters office and is responsible for development and implementation of state and federal programs including recovery planning, species status reviews, angling regulations, aquatic connectivity, ocean enhancement fisheries, and salmonid monitoring. View the ad here

    SRRC is Hiring

    The Salmon River Restoration Council's Fire, Fuels and Forestry, Fisheries and Watershed Education Programs are all in search of new staff members. We are seeking qualified individuals to fill the positions of Fire, Fuels and Forestry Program Manager, Watershed Education Project Coordinator, and Fisheries Field Technician.

    SRF Restoration Job Board

    SRF hosts 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.  

    SRF Merchandise

    Please visit SRF's merchandise page to order merchandise including select Ray Troll t-shirts & hoodies, baseball caps, books, and the new salmon playing cards.