29th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference, Mar 23-26


I am writing on behalf of Salmonid Restoration Federation to inform you that the 29th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference will be held March 23-26, 2011 in San Luis Obispo, CA.

This is the premier salmon and steelhead restoration conference on th eWest Coast and features exciting all-day habitat restoration tours, educational workshops, a Plenary session with prominent fisheries scientists, legislators, and conservation advocates as well as nine concurrent sessions focusing on biological, physical, and environmental issues that affect salmon recovery.

Attached (and pasted below) is a 70-word blurb that we welcome you to post in your newsletters or online event calendars. I have also pasted in a longer full page article that includes more detailed information about the Conference.

SRF welcomes your participation at the conference and invites you to share this information with your co-workers, constituents and clients, or in any online calendar or newsletter.

Please let us know if you would like to receive any newsletters, which include the conference agenda and registration packet, or posters.

You can see the full agenda of the conference at http://www.calsalmon.org/pdf/SRF_ConfAgenda_120210_web.pdf

or view a description of the workshops and field tours at:


29th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference March 23-26, 2011 in San Luis Obispo, CA

Salmonid Restoration Federation proudly presents the 29th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference,March 23-26, 2011 in lovely San Luis Obispo, CA. This year’s  conference includes two full days of workshops and field tours on fisheries restoration topics, a plenary session featuring prominent keynote speakers and concurrent sessions focusing on environmental, biological, and policy issues that affect salmonid recovery. For more detailed information, please see www.calsalmon.org or contact SRF at 707 923-7501.


29th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference March 23-26, 2011 in San Luis Obispo, CA

Salmonid Restoration Federation will host the 29th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference March 23-26, 2011 in San Luis Obispo, California. The theme of the conference this year is “Restoring Salmonids – Holding the Line on Species Decline.”

The Plenary Session will feature Michael Pollock from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center of NOAA Fisheries, Thomas Williams from the Southwest Fisheries Science Center of NOAA Fisheries, Congresswoman Lois Capps, and Paul Jenkin from Surfrider Foundation and the Matilija Coalition.

This year the conference will feature workshops on topics including Fish Passage Design & Implementation, Stormwater Pollution Runoff & Water Quality, Invasive Species Management for Salmonids, and Sustainable Water Conservation. Field Tours will include tours of the Morro Bay Watershed from Headwaters to Mouth; a San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande Creek Tour; a Sustainable Vineyards and Agricultural Practices Tour; an Instream Structures Tour, and a tour that focuses on reducing sediment delivery and  & road-related erosion control.

Concurrent sessions include:

  • On-the-Ground Salmonid Restoration: Obstacles and Opportunities
  • Barrier Identification, Design Criteria, Implementation, and Project Monitoring to Recover Steelhead
  • Coho Salmon Recovery Efforts
  • Enhancing Instream Flows: Springs, Seeps, and Groundwater Recharge for Salmonids
  • Salmonid Strongholds: The Key to our Future
  • Climate Change and Salmonids
  • Population Status and Trend Monitoring
  • The Future for California Chinook Salmon – Fisheries, Restoration, Recovery
  • The Role of Lagoons and Estuaries for Steelhead and Salmon

Other conference events will include a film social and dinner on Thursday evening which will show the STRAW documentaryhttp://www.asimplequestion.org/,  short film clips by Thomas Dunklin http://www.thomasbdunklin.com/ and Damolition footage by Matt Stoecker. SRF will host a poster session and reception on Friday night, and a cabaret and banquet with a Wild Copper River salmon dinner and fantastic Latin dance band Sambada http://www.sambada.com/

For more information about the conference, please visit www.calsalmon.org.