Salmonid Restoration Federation

July 2018 News and Announcements

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • SRF Accepting Proposals for 2019 Conference  
  • 21st Coho Confab August 24-26
  • SRF Large Wood Technical Field School
  • New SRF Publications
  • WCB Streamflow PSN
  • Sanctuary Forest is Hiring
  • DWR Scientific Aide Announcement
  • CalTrout Job Announcement
  • Salmon River Dives
  • Smith River Dives
  • SRF Merchandise

2019 SRF Conference Proposal Solicitation 

The 37th Annual Conference will be held in Santa Rosa, California from April 23-26, 2019. The Initial Call for Proposals is now open; to submit a proposal for a workshop, session, or field tour, please email to by August 1. The First Call for Abstracts will be posted in August / September 2018.

Register Now for 21st Annual Coho Confab, August 24-26, Smith River

SRF with the support of California Department of Fish and Wildlife, will host the 21st Annual Coho Confab at the beautiful Rock Creek Ranch on the South Fork of the Smith River. Workshops will include Beaver Dam Analogues workshop and tour and underwater fish identification on the Lower Smith River as well as an Open Forum focused on Research to Restoration. Field tours will visit future and completed fish passage projects and bridge replacements, large wood projects in Redwood State Parks, and engineered log jams in the Lower Klamath. For more details, please see the the agenda and registration formAdvanced registration rates end on August 1.


SRF Large Wood Technical Field School Registration is Now Open

Join SRF and Trout Unlimited for our first Large Wood Technical Field School that will be held at Jug Handle Creek Farm on the Mendocino Coast during October 30-31. The field school will include a full-day technical workshop and tours of innovative large wood projects. This school is intended for planners, foresters, heavy equipment operators, and others interested in large wood restoration efforts. Advanced registration is $175 until September 5 and includes the workshops, field tours, and six meals. For an additional $61 per person per night, participants can sign up to stay at the Jug Handle Creek farmhouse or cabins on a first-come, first-serve basis. To make a reservation to stay in the house or cabins, please email

Please see the agenda and registration form for more details about this field school. Online registration is now open.

New SRF Publications  

Please check out the SRF Summer Newsletter that highlights upcoming educational events and a Collaborative Water Management Report that SRF prepared with The Nature Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, Mendocino RCD, and Sanctuary Forest. We hope this report will help inform other collaborative water management efforts in coastal watersheds that are grappling with water scarcity issues and protecting remaining salmon habitat. 

WCB Streamflow Enhancement PSN Open 

This year’s Proposal Solicitation Notice for the Streamflow Enhancement Program has been posted to the Wildlife Conservation Board’s website. WCB is accepting proposal applications for this program now through September 4. 

Sanctuary Forest is Hiring 

Sanctuary Forest is seeking an experienced individual for bookkeeping and grant-management responsibilities.  See job description and download application at Sanctuary Forest's website. Please submit a cover letter, application and resume, with references, to by July 31.

DWR Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aide Position 

The Department of Water resources is advertising a scientific aide position in Red Bluff. The job is a year round position with overtime, travel, vacation, and career advancement opportunities. It entails water quality monitoring, fishery, and recreation work. See the job announcement for more details.

CalTrout Job Announcement  

CalTrout is hiring for a Sierra Director position in Mammoth Lakes. Staff and funding is in place and there is a strong focus on Sierra meadows restoration. The application deadline is July 30.

Salmon River Fish Dive  

The Salmon River Restoration Council's annual Salmon River Spring Chinook and Summer Steelhead Dive starts in two weeks. If you or anyone you know would like to participate please register soon. To learn more about and register for this fun and meaningful event, go to SRRC's website.

Smith River Fish Dive

The Smith River Alliance invites all swimmers and wild fish enthusiasts to participate in this year’s Fish Count, August 10-12, in the clear blue waters of the Smith River. Training will be provided. 

SRF Merchandise


Visit our merchandise page to see our  Ray Troll t-shirts, hoodies, and ball caps.