Wild and Scenic Rivers Management

                 

2017 Wild and Scenic Rivers Training

Northern Region Wild and Scenic Rivers Workshop                
Whitefish, Montana - March 7-9, 2017

We're planning to open registration November 18, 2016!

 


Workshop Agenda -
to be posted here in late October, 2016.

Workshop Location 

1380 Wisconsin Ave., Whitefish, MT 59937
1.877.887.4026 or 406.863.4000

Please make your own lodging reservation. Be sure to mention to the hotel agent that you will be attending the Wild and Scenic Rivers Workshop so they know to apply the correct room rate.   For more information about the hotel and area, visit the Lodge at Whitefish Lake.

The Region 1 Forest Service staff and RMS look forward to seeing you March 7-9!  

RMS thanks the US Forest Service - Jimmy Gaudry, Chris Prew and Colter Pence for sponsoring the workshop, and our peerless instructors Molly Chaudet and Jackie Diedrich!

Recent Training and Workshops

2016 River Management Symposium in Boise, Idaho - May, 2016 (presentations to be posted soon)

Southwest Region Wild and Scenic Rivers Workshop - Albuquerque, NM - November, 2014
Bjorn Frederickson, Kyung Koh Willis

Section 7 of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act Webinar (2 hrs.) Here is the video recording 
Lisa Machnik, Ph.D. and the USDA Forest Service 

Wild and Scenic Rivers Study Process - How to complete a WSR Study (72 minutes) Here is the video recording
Jim MacCartney, River Manager, National Park Service Wild and Scenic Rivers Program
Cassie Thomas, Program Analyst, Wild and Scenic River Specialist, Park Planning & Special Studies Division and Alaska Coordinator, Hydropower Assistance Program.

Wild and Scenic Rivers Carrying Capacity (35 minutes) Here is the video recording
Randy Welsh, Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Program Manager
Adam Milnor - Outdoor Recreation Planner, Bureau of Land Management

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.

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:

  • Session was really enjoyable.  Always learning new information, particularly about federal assistance.  Was really helpful to exchange ideas during the stewardship discussion.
  • Great course!
  • Class was very beneficial, and instructors were very knowledgeable.

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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 rms@river-management.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