Salmonid Restoration Federation

SRF October eNewsletter

In this eNewsletter you will find:
  • Second Call for 2024 SRF Presentation Abstracts
  • 41st Annual SRF Conference Lodging, FAQs and more
  • 25th Annual Coho Confab Presentations Available
  • 2023 SRF Conference - Poster Session Now Open
  • Marshall Ranch Flow Augmentation Project Status Report
  • Sponsor the 41st Annual SRF Conference
  • NRCS has $3 Billion for Climate Smart Ag and Forestry
  • NOAA's Fisheries Transformational Funding Opportunity
  • Accelerating Restoration Website
  • Klamath Podcast Series
  • 7th Annual Lamprey Information Exchange
  • SRF Merchandise
  • Restoration Job Board

Second 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 Second Call for Presentation Abstracts. Please note that the agenda evolves and the Second 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.

25th Annual Coho Confab Presentations Available
The 25th Annual Coho Confab in the Mattole River watershed was a huge success with wonderful keynote presentations, dynamic field tours from the headwaters to the estuary, and a lively Open Forum on low-tech restoration techniques. Special thanks to the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program for funding this Coho symposium and our restoration partners who developed outstanding tours for this Confab including Sanctuary Forest, Mattole Restoration Council, Mattole Salmon Group, BLM, and Humboldt Redwoods State Parks.
Click here to see the Confab keynote presentations.

2023 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.

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.

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.

NRCS has $3 Billion for Climate-Smart Ag and Forestry
NRCS is increasing Climate-Smart Agricultural and Forestry Mitigation Activities eligible for Inflation Reduction Act funding for fiscal year 2024 through the EQIP and CSP. To learn more, download the list of practices; including forest thinning, water storage, PBR; and a fact sheet.

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.

Accelerating Restoration Website
The non-profit Sustainable Conservation recently launched a new website to help guide restoration practitioners to efficiently move through the permitting process. Check out the Accelerating Restoration website

Klamath Podcast Series
Check out this new Klamath podcast series, What it takes to take down a dam, that was led by folks at OSU. You can also find it on Spotify, Apple podcasts, Audible, etc.  

7th Annual Lamprey Information Exchange
Save the date for the 7th Annual Lamprey Information Exchange December 13 & 14, 2023 at the Vancouver Water Resources Education Center produced by the Pacific Lamprey Conservation Initiative.

Marin RCD Seeks Water Quality Program Manager
The RCD seeks someone dedicated to water quality and quantity to work in Point Reyes Station. The candidate will plan, permit and implement conservation projects and programs on private and public lands in Marin County. Learn more here.

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

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.