Salmonid Restoration Federation

September 2018 News and Announcements

In this eNewsletter you will find:

  • SRF First Call for Abstracts Now Online
  • Registration for SRF Steelhead Summit Now Open
  • SRF Confab Presentations Online
  • Large Wood Technical Field School Sold Out
  • New SRF Publications
  • NOAA Fisheries Job Announcements
  • Fish Passage Forum Request for Proposals
  • Proposition 68 Draft Guidelines Released for Review
  • NFWF Proposals Due Sept 20
  • FY19 Marine Debris Removal Funding Opportunity
  • SRF Merchandise

First Call for 2019 SRF Conference Abstracts

The 37th Annual Conference will be held in Santa Rosa, California from April 23-26, 2019. 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 not include all of the initially described potential sessions, workshops, and tours. Brief proposed session descriptions are now online. Early 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.

Presenter abstracts are due by November 7. 


Registration for SRF Steelhead Summit in Ventura is Now Open

SRF with the support of CDFW is hosting the 3rd Steelhead Summit in Ventura, CA this December 3-5. This symposium includes a full plenary day with presentations and panel discussions on conservation genetics, coastal monitoring, steelhead status reports, post-fire recovery, and flow enhancement efforts. The Summit will include concurrent field tours to projects in the Santa Monica mountains, Ventura River tributaries, and Santa Barbara fish passage and flood control projects. The symposium will also include a technical flow enhancement and water rights workshop. For more information, please see the tentative agenda. The agenda will be finalized in the coming weeks but you can register now to receive the advanced rate of $200. After November 14, the rate will increase to $225.

Large Wood Technical Field School is SOLD OUT

The Large Wood Technical Field School that SRF and Trout Unlimited are producing is indeed sold out but we will offer this field school again in 2020!  We would like to acknowledge the State Water Resources Control Board's Timber Regulation and Forest Restoration Fund for providing financial support for this event. 

Coho Confab Presentations Now Online 

Please click here to see videos of past SRF presentations including Mike Furniss’ Confab presentation, Geology is Destiny.  

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. Adapting Aging Infrastructure Presentations from the 2018 SRF Conference are now available online.


NOAA Fisheries Job Announcements Posted

NOAA Fisheries has announced several full-time permanent Natural Resource Specialist ZP-0401-3 openings. These Natural Resource Management Specialist positions are located in various divisions and offices on the West Coast. Below are the links to the full text announcements on USAJOBS, for both federal employees and the public. Applications are due by September 18.

Fish Passage Forum Request for Proposals

The California Fish Passage Forum is seeking project proposals to award a total of $100,000-$150,000 toward fish passage projects in California that advance the Forum's mission to protect and revitalize anadromous fish populations in California by restoring connectivity of freshwater habitats throughout their historic range. Details can be found in the announcement on the Forum's webpage. The deadline to apply is October 1. 

Proposition 68 Draft Guidelines Released 

CDFW has released its Proposition 68 Grant Program Draft Guidelines for public review and comment. Comments may be submitted via email at The deadline for comments is October 10.

NFWF Freshwater Restoration RFP Due Sept 20

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals to support restoration of freshwater to critical rivers, lakes, and estuaries in priority areas throughout the West. This fund will support voluntary water transactions, paired with monitoring and outreach, to enhance instream flow. The Western Freshwater Restoration Fund will award approximately $850,000 in grants in 2018. To learn more, click here.

FY19 Marine Debris Removal Funding Opportunity 

The NOAA Marine Debris Program is announcing its “Marine Debris Removal” federal funding opportunity. Awards will go to projects that create long-term, quantifiable ecological habitat improvements for NOAA trust resources, with priority consideration for efforts targeting derelict fishing gear and other  debris. Projects should also foster awareness and contribute to the understanding of marine debris composition, distribution and impacts. For more information, please visit and the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s website. Proposals are due October 29.  

SRF Merchandise


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