Salmonid Restoration Federation

SRF September 2021 eNewsletter

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • 2022 SRF Conference in Santa Cruz
  • 23rd Annual Coho Confab Presentations
  • TU and SRF Large Wood Field School
  • Collaborative Water Managment Guidebook 
  • 2021 North Coast Coho Recovery Proposal Solicitation Notice Open
  • SRF Merchandise
  • SRF Summer Newsletter
  • North Coast Salmon Project
  • Native Student Professional Development Program
  • SRF Restoration Job Board
  • Redwood & Sproul Creek Low-Flow Monitoring
  • Roelofs Humboldt Fisheries Fund
  • Stillwater Sciences Hiring
  • Santuary Forest Hiring

2022 SRF Conference in Santa Cruz
Open Call for Proposals due Sept 15

SRF earnestly hopes to be able to produce the long-awaited conference in Santa Cruz, CA in spring 2022. The tentative dates are April 19-22, 2022. The conference will feature field tours, workshops, and concurrent sessions. Due to uncertainty with COVID-19, SRF prefers to receive session and workshop proposals that could also be offered in an online format since it is possible that we will have to produce a virtual conference.

SRF has extended the Call for Proposals until September 15. Please indicate if you would still be interested in chairing the session or workshop if we go virtual. Please email to submit a brief proposal for a workshop, session, or field tour by September 15. The First Call for Abstracts will be posted in early October.

23rd Annual Coho Confab Presentations

The 23rd Annual Coho Confab was held on the Navarro River and focused on flow enhancement planning to improve habitat conditions for coho and water supply reliability for landowners. If you missed it, or want to refer back to the presentations, the slides are available to review. 

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


SRF and Trout Unlimited will be 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. 

Collaborative Water Managment 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.

CDFW Grants: 2021 North Coast Coho Recovery Proposal Solicitation Notice Open
Deadline for Pre-application: Sept 30, 2021, 4 pm

CDFW is now accepting pre-application proposals for projects under its Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Program. The 2021 North Coast Coho Recovery Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) outlines the priorities and requirements to apply. This Solicitation is part of CDFW’s Cutting the Green Tape Initiative to increase the pace and scale of restoration through permitting and granting efficiencies.

CDFW will host an online pre-application workshop (PDF) on September 8, 2021, to review the application process. This workshop is optional and not required to apply.

Please visit CDFW's Cutting the Green Tape website for additional information or contact with any questions.

SRF Merchandise

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

SRF Summer Newsletter

Check out the SRF Summer newsletter that contains info on upcoming events, SRF projects, the Collaborative Water Management guidebook, and Nordic Aquafarms. Click here to see the newsletter which will be mailed to members.

North Coast Salmon Project 

CDFW's North Coast Salmon Project (NCSP) has completed three reports that further NCSP goals to evaluate the effectiveness of past Coho Salmon recovery efforts as well as expedite and enhance Coho Salmon recovery on the North Coast. All three reports are now available on the NCSP website (including results from the survey of restoration stakeholders that was included in last month's SRF eNewsletter.)


The Wildlife Society's Native Student Professional Development Program

The Wildlife Society and its Native Peoples' Wildlife Management Working Group are seeking students to apply for the Native Student Professional Development Program. 2021 application instructions here

The program provides  registration to TWS' Annual Conference, a one-year membership to both TWS & NPWMWG, workshop and book stipends, mentorship connections, networking opportunities, and engagement with TWS leadership.

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.  

Redwood and Sproul Creek Low-Flow Monitoring

For the first time since monitoring began in 2013, as of late August, there was no flow at any of the 19 monitoring sites. 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. 

Roelofs Humboldt Fisheries Fund

In honor of Dr. Terry Roelofs, Emeritus Professor of fisheries biology at Humboldt State University. The Humboldt Fishin' Lumberjacks provide scholarships to students actively engaged in fisheries graduated studies directly benefitting North Coast watersheds and adjacent marine waters. You can donate through the Humboldt Area Foundation. 

Stillwater Sciences Hiring Multiple Positions

Stillwater Sciences specializes in science-based, technical approaches to natural and water resource management. Stillwater Sciences seeks a Mid-level Fisheries Biologist in Arcata, Biological Monitors in LA, and a Junior Restoration Engineer on the West Coast. 


Sanctuary Forest is Hiring

Santuary Forest is a land and water trust located in Whitethorn, CA. Sanctuary Forest is seeking a Water Program Coordinator who will not only monitor water conditions but use that information to coordinate conservation and restoration projects in the beautiful Mattole Headwaters.