Salmonid Restoration Federation

SRF September eNewsletter

In this eNewsletter you will find:
  • First Call for 2024 SRF Presentation Abstracts
  • 41st Annual SRF Conference Lodging, FAQs and more
  • 25th Annual Coho Confab Presentations Available
  • Holland Reservoir Planning Project
  • Sponsor the 41st Annual SRF Conference
  • NOAA's Fisheries Transformational Funding Opportunity
  • Bureau of Reclamation Drought Funding Opportunity
  • Process Based Restoration Workshops
  • Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience Grants for Tribes and Underserved Communities
  • Restoration Job Board
  • SRF Merchandise

First 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 First 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 and workshop descriptions are posted and the field tour descriptions will be online shortly. 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 presentations.

Holland Reservoir Planning Project
The Holland Reservoir Planning Project is assessing the Holland Reservoir and water supply system to support flow enhancement opportunities in Cahto Creek. SRF along with project partners Stillwater SciencesMainspring ConsultingMendocino Magic, and Baker Water Law began working on scientific assessments at the project site in Spring 2023. The project is funded by CDFW’s Cannabis Restoration Grant Program Watershed Enhancement fund. Learn more about the project here.

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.

NOAA's 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.

Bureau of Reclamation Drought Funding Opportunities
The BOR has funding opportunities for Drought Resilience Projects, Planning and Design Projects, Cooperative Watershed Management Projects, and Aquatic Ecosystems Projects. Learn more at Reclamation's WaterSMART webpage.

Process Based Restoration Workshops
The Making Meadows Matter Workshop will be September 26-29, 2023 in Scott’s Valley. The CalPBR Build like a Beaver Workshop will be October 11-13, 2023 in Plumas county. The State of the Beaver 2023 conference is November 13-15 in Canyonville, Oregon.  

Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience Grants for Tribes and Underserved Communities
Funding is available for projects that will advance the coastal habitat restoration and climate resilience priorities of tribes and underserved communities under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act. Live applicant webinars will be held September 15 from 12-1 pm, Tribal Focused webinar September 20 from 12-1 pm, and September 26  from 1:30-2:30 pm. Details about this funding opportunity can be found 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.