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


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 days of technical, biological, and policy-related concurrent sessions. The conference focuses on a broad range of salmonid and watershed restoration topics of concern to restoration practitioners, watershed scientists, fisheries biologists, resource agency personnel, and land-use planners. 


  • Forwarding the Fish & Fire Conversation: Where Do We Go From Here?
  • The Role of Conservation Hatcheries in Salmon Recovery
  • Nature-like Fishways: Modern Perspectives and Techniques
  • Community Outreach, Collaboration Tools, and Tribal Engagement Workshop
  • Realizing a Vision of Multi-benefit Restoration in the Laguna de Santa Rosa/Mark West Creek Watershed


  • City of Santa Rosa Urban Creek Tour
  • Process-Based Restoration in the Uplands — Transforming Fuels to Flows and Willows to Water to Support Healthy Forests, Forage and Fish
  • Large-scale Restoration in a Dynamic Estuary System: A Tour of the Garcia River Estuary Habitat Enhancement Project
  • Takeaways Gleaned While Restoring Habitat in the Lagunitas Creek Watershed & Learning About New Projects on the Horizon
  • Dry Creek Field Tour: Partnerships in Habitat Enhancement and Monitoring for Salmonid Recovery
  • Napa River Restoration: Mid – Upper Napa River (Oakville to Oak Knoll Reach) Project

Concurrent Sessions:

  • Aquatic Ecology, Disturbance, and Floodplains.
  • Beaver and Process-Based Restoration: Opportunities and Obstacles
  • Fish Passage and Other Intriguing Talks
  • Lightning Tales: Sharing Stories of Inspiration and Hope
  • Eel River Dam Removal: Opportunities and Considerations
  • Did this thing come with instructions? Exploring Engineering Overkill in Restoration
  • From Groundwater to Streamflow: Exploring the Science, Projects and Policies to Manage Groundwater Resources to Support Streamflows for Salmon and Public Trust Resources
  • Klamath Dam Removal – Meeting the Moment and Planning for the Future
  • Accelerating Restoration – Updates and Examples to Help Get the Job Done
  • Assessing the Patient(s): Status, Trend, and Validation Monitoring to Understand the State of Salmon Populations and Recovery Efforts in Coastal California
  • Thiamine Deficiency in California Salmon and Steelhead
  • Oops! I didn’t mean to do that. Restoration Endeavors With Unintended Outcomes