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PSW Region Wild and Scenic Rivers Management and Section 7 Workshop

12:00 pm October 28 to 12:00 pm, October 30, 2014
USDA, Forest Service Northern California Training Center
6101 Airport Road, Redding, CA 96002-9423
(530) 226-2720 Phone (530) 222-5460 Fax

Registration is open!

We look forward to your participation to enhance the course. To help us customize the workshop to best meet your needs, we ask you to briefly share the following in spaces provided on the registration form:

  • Why you are attending this course, and 
  • Any WSR-specific questions you wish to have addressed

As pre-work, we suggest that you review several technical reports prepared by the Interagency Wild and Scenic Rivers Coordinating Council (IWSRCC). If you are not already familiar with the IWSRCC, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with their website, http://www.rivers.gov/.

At rivers.gov, please review the following technical reports:

We also encourage you to find a few minutes to take the 10-question pre-test. The test is for your information only and provided to help you focus your time with pre-work materials. An answer key is provided so you may score your effort. We will do a quick show of hands at the session to see how you and other participants fared.

PSW Region Wild and Scenic Rivers Management and Section 7 Workshop
12:00 pm October 28 to 12:00 pm, October 30, 2014



Mollie Chaudet and Jackie Diedrich

Training Objectives

The goal of this 16-hour course is to increase participants’ understanding of the protection requirements associated with managing a designated wild and scenic river (WSR) and evaluating water resources projects under Section 7(a) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (Act). Specifically, the course will increase participants’ knowledge in:

  • The provisions of the Act that guide management
  • Contents of a comprehensive river management plan (CRMP)
  • Application of the protect and enhance mandate of Section 10(a) 
  • Process for evaluating a water resources project under Section 7(a)

Who would benefit from participating in this training?

  • Agency staff and leadership with responsibility to manage a WSR.
  • Other key resource staff whose programs contribute to monitoring and protection of values (e.g., fisheries, hydrology, archaeology), or who propose or implement projects within WSR corridors.
  • Environmental analysis team leaders, members and writer-editors responsible for preparation of a CRMP and/or WSR-related resource activities.


  • There is no charge for this training.
  • The workshop is open to staff of federal agencies and the State of California.
  • For additional information, please contact Christina Boston, USFS PSW Region Wilderness and WSRs Program Leader ([email protected] or 707-562-8837).