Protecting and Restoring Anadromous Fish Habitat

The California Fish Passage Forum is a collaborative entity formed among federal and state agencies, and non-profits to explore, develop, and share effective methodology and resources to restore and recover anadromous fish populations by improving fish passage at man-made barriers. We are a nationally recognized fish habitat partnership under the National Fish Habitat Partnership.

Use this website as a resource to discover informational events, options for project funding, and resources to help advance the scope, scale, and pace of fish passage restoration in California.


Free-Flowing California- Virtual Trivia and Happy Hour Celebrating World Fish Migration Day

Friday, May 24th


Finish your work week with your colleagues in the restoration field and celebrate World Fish Migration Day 2024 by flexing your knowledge on anadromous species, connectivity, restoration and dam busting! This short meeting will start with networking and introductions, and feature 2 rounds of team trivia with 4 questions each. See you there!

Passage Assessment Database (PAD) Expert Review Webinar

Thursday, June 13th


The California Fish Passage Forum invites agencies, non-profits, restoration practitioners, RCDs, and engineers with interest and/or knowledge of fish passage barriers in CDFW Region 1 Inland (focus on the Sacramento River Basin) , Interested participants should please indicate their watersheds of expertise by filling out this form:


57 Projects

Since 2012, the Forum has supported 57 projects, varying from on-the-ground projects to design projects, and scientific assessments across the state of California.

1.7M+ in Project Funding

The Forum has connected project partners with more than 1.7 million in combined project funding.

50 Barriers Remediated

The Forum has supported the removal or remediation of at least fifty fish passage barriers in California, from small culverts to massive dam removals.

295 Miles of Improved Access

Forum supported projects have
resulted in improved access to  spawning and rearing habitat for threatened & endangered anadromous fish.



A PARTNERSHIP TO CONSERVE AND RESTORE AMERICA’S RIVERS, LAKES, STREAMS, AND WETLANDS A letter issued by the Biden-Harris Administration, April 2024 Our nation’s lakes, rivers, streams, estuaries, and wetlands are fundamental to the health, prosperity, and resiliency of our communities and are held sacred by many Tribal...

2024 SRF SRF 41st Annual Conference, Santa Rosa, California, March 26 – 29, 2024

REGISTER NOW Salmonid Restoration Federation will produce the 41st Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference in Santa Rosa, California on March 26 - 29, 2024. The first two days of the conference include technical workshops and field tours. Thursday will begin with a half-day plenary session and will be followed by 1.5...

2024 National Coastal Resilience Fund RFP Now Open

Greetings,   The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Occidental, and Shell is now soliciting Pre-Proposals for the 2024 National Coastal Resilience Fund. The Request for...

America’s Ecosystem Restoration Initiative: America the Beautiful Challenge 2024 Request for Proposals

Applicant Webinar (Register): Thursday, February 29, 2024, 2–4 PM Eastern TimePre-Proposal Due Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024 by 11:59 PM Eastern TimeFull Proposal Due Date (by invitation only): Tuesday, July 16, 2024, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time OVERVIEW The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), through anticipated...

2024 Klamath Basin Salmon Restoration Request for Proposals (RFP) Open Now

Klamath/Trinity/Shasta funding - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2024 Klamath Basin Salmon Restoration Request for Proposals (RFP). You...

2024 CDFW Fisheries Restoration Grant Program -Concept Proposal Phase Now Open!

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting concept proposal applications for projects under the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP). The 2024 FRGP Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN) (PDF) and 2024 FRGP Guidelines (PDF) outlines the priorities and requirements to apply. The concept...

Forum Organized 5-year Tour of Yellowjacket Creek Fish Passage Project Site

As part of the Nov 7-8th Forum Meeting in Santa Rosa, California, the California Fish Passage Forum organized a field tour of the Yellowjacket Creek Fish Passage Project, revisiting the project 5 years after its 2018 construction. The Yellowjacket Creek project restored fish passage to almost two miles of high-quality...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $51 Million from the President’s Investing in America Agenda to Restore and Protect Rivers and Watersheds

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to fund 18 projects in eight states that will improve aquatic habitats Media Contact: For Release: Dec 19, 2023 Overlook of Las Vegas Wash WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced more than $51 million in funding from President...

CDFW Awards $14 Million For Salmon, Steelhead Habitat Restoration Projects

December 13, 2023 By The Fishing Wire The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced the selection of 26 projects that will receive a collective $14 million to protect, restore and enhance the freshwater habitats of salmon and steelhead in northern California. Trout Unlimited, Inc. was awarded more...

Conservation and Fish Passage Job Opportunities

Please see the multiple job opportunities below. 1. The Salmon River Restoration Council is seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual to fill the position of Habitat Restoration Program Manager. This is by far SRRC's largest and most dynamic program and we are looking for a candidate who is comfortable with...