One of California’s premier annual gatherings of fisheries restorationists, scientists and advocates has been postponed indefinitely in order to protect public health. The conference of the Salmonid Restoration Federation (SRF) planned for March 31-April 3 in Santa Cruz will not take place as scheduled.
The annual conference is SRF’s biggest single annual activity. It provides a very important opportunity to meet with other people who devote their lives and careers to improving California’s fisheries and to share information and recent experiences.
I have been a presenter on behalf of CSPA at two of the three most recent conferences, and was on tap to present at this one. I am hopeful that I will still have the opportunity later this year. In the meantime, I am donating my conference fees to the Federation to help the Federation continue its work in bringing together California’s community of fish protectors in the future. I encourage others to do the same.
- Chris Shutes