Salmonid Restoration Federation (SRF) works on many fronts to advance the art and science of fisheries restoration. What makes us unique is that we celebrate salmon culture and the restorationists who dedicate their lives to recovering California's precious native salmon species.
SRF's Restorationist of the Year Award was conceived as a way to honor grassroots salmonid habitat restorationists. It was first presented in 1992 to Bill Eastwood, co-director of the Eel River Salmon Restoration Project to acknowledge his work to help salmon and for his innovative design modification to the McBain downstream migrant trap.
The Golden Pipe is an award for innovators in the salmon restoration field, whether their work be fish passage design, engineered log jams, or championing beavers as restoration partners.