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Wild and Scenic Rivers Management
RMS members support the designation and management of Wild and Scenic Rivers as part of their job or as river advocates. The RMS was instrumental in developing the first brochure on the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act; updating the map of the National System; coordinating a symposium for the 30th anniversary of the Act and other training workshops; and the video / photo campaign mentioned below. RMS members sit on the Interagency Wild and Scenic Rivers Coordinating Council (IWSRCC) which has produced a Reference Guide containing helpful papers on implementing the Act, downloadable by clicking here.
Inspire others with silly, illuminating or exciting photos and videos, and you may take home a prize!
Capture photos and videos taken on Wild & Scenic Rivers managed by the BLM to win prizes like a GoProHero camera or cash for you and the river charity of your choice! Other prizes include Jack's Plastic Welding Bucket Bags, Petzl headlamps, and Deuter packs.
Become eligible to participate in the contest by liking the RMS Facebook page
Submit your photo or video to the River Management Society's Wild and Scenic Rivers Photo/Video Contest flickr Group site by August 31, 2015.
Watch the Flickr site as other photos and videos show up.
Stay tuned for announcement of winners in early October!
Wild and Scenic Rivers Training
NOTE: Registration was supposed to begin July 20, 2015
Originally schedule for September 17-19, 2015, new timing to be posted soon!
Southwest Region Wild and Scenic Rivers Workshop - Albuquerque, New Mexico - Registration will take place here.
Recent Training and Workshops
May, 2015 - Section 7 of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act Webinar - presented by RMS, sponsored and presented by Lisa Machnik, Ph.D. and the USDA Forest Service. Register here, and view the abstract here!
November, 2014 - Pacific Northwest Region Wild and Scenic Rivers Training for Program Managers in Sandy, Oregon, sponsored by the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region Workshop Flyer
October, 2014 - Wild and Scenic Rivers Management and Section 7 Workshop in Redding, California, sponsored by the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region Workshop Flyer
September and October, 2014 - Section 7 of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act Webinar - presented by RMS, sponsored and presented by the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region. Review the WSR Section 7 Webinar video recording here (the webinar has been re-recorded to improve its sound quality).
April, 2014 - RMS offered a Wild and Scenic Rivers training track at the Managing Rivers in Changing Climes: Training Tomorrow's River Professionals. This link provides a compilation of the session abstracts.
June, 2013 - RMS coordinated with a USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region Wild and Scenic Rivers Workshop. This two day workshop served federal agency staff.
The comments from participants seem to indicate success:
RMS has also IAWSRCC - conducted workshops prior to the 2012 North American River Management Symposium and during the River Crossings: Linking River Communities in Grand Junction, Colorado - March 2013. RMS supported four Wild and Scenic Rivers Act Section 7 training webinars in December, 2012 and January, 2013. Presentation materials are available upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Thank you for conducting the webinar! I am soon to move out to a position in California managing recreation along the Smith River… it will be my first experience in WSR management, and your class was a great introduction!
Carrie Carter-Griffin, Recreation Manager, Little Missouri National Grassland, McKenzie Ranger District, 1901 Main Street South, Watford City, ND 58854
Ready, set, download!
This page contains hyperlinks to a number of documents and presentations with information about the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Due to their size, users are advised that some of these files may take some time to download and open, depending on your connection speed. Grab a cup of coffee or tea!
WSR Questions and Answers: The link below launches a 77-page Adobe Acrobat PDF file (288KB) that contains a compendium of questions and answers pertaining to Wild and Scenic Rivers (WSR). This compendium was developed by the Interagency Wild and Scenic Rivers Coordinating Council. Wild & Scenic Rivers FAQs.
WSR Lessons Learned – Oregon: The link below launches a 2.35 MB Adobe Acrobat PDF file that contains a slide presentation about WSR lessons learned in Oregon. WSR – Lessons Learned – Oregon (PDF)
The link below enables users to download the above presentation to a local computer and save as a 3.65 MB PowerPoint file. WSR – Lessons Learned – Oregon (download as PPT)
WSR Study Process – AK Example: The link below launches a 475 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file that contains a slide presentation about the WSR study process in Alaska. WSR – Study Process – Alaska (PDF)
The link below enables users to download the above presentation to a local computer and save as a 1.53 MB PowerPoint file. WSR – Study Process – Alaska (download as PPT)
Additional Information: For additional information about Wild and Scenic Rivers, you may want to visit the homepage of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System at: http://www.rivers.gov