Salmonid Restoration Federation

38th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference FAQs

Where is the 2020 Conference Facility?

The 2020 Annual Salmonid Restoration conference will be March 31-April 3, 2020 in Santa Cruz, CA. The workshops and field tours will be at the Hotel Paradox at 611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

This hotel is our largest group block. On April 2 and 3 (the main days of the conference) will be at the Cocoanut Grove on the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. There is a large public parking lot across from the Cocoanut Grove and it is within walking or biking distance of Hotel Paradox.

What are the start and end times for Conference Events?

Tuesday and Wednesday workshops and field tours are 9am to 5pm on March 31 - April 1. Field tours promptly depart at 9am, so please come to the facility early to pick up your registration packet and pack a lunch for the day. Vans are provided for field tours. 

The concurrent sessions are on Thursday and Friday, April 2 and 3, begin at 9am and end at 5pm.

How can I present at the SRF Conference?

SRF has an Open Call for Abstracts. The First Call for Abstracts will be posted in August or September, 2019.

We will post information and registration details for the 2020 Poster Session in September 2019.

How do I nominate someone for an award?

Please submit 200 words or more to nominate candidates for the illustrious Restorationist of the Year Award, the Golden Pipe Award for Innovation, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the new Gordon Becker Memorial River Advocate Award.

The restoration community mourns the loss of our colleague and friend, Gordon Becker, who is memorialized in this beautiful tribute. The Gordon Becker Memorial River Advocate Award is for candidates who have been strong river advocates or stewards.

All of these awards will be presented at the 2020Salmonid Restoration Conference.

Nominations should be sent to by February 8, 2020. Please write "Award Nominations" in the subject line.