River Professionals Webnetwork

Webinars: Train, Network, and Grow!

RMS is pleased to have offered the following encore presentations of popular recent workshops, now recorded and posted. They reflect the multi-disciplinary nature of river management, and showcase the extraordinary array of expertise among RMS members and colleagues who are working toward systems that encourage prudent paths for our nation's rivers. These sessions gave attendees an opportunity to: 

  • Brush up on topics they'd heard about but had not taken the time to investigate
  • Discuss (directly or through audience chat) how to leverage our network of river professionals
  • Learn from topic experts and locate resources not available elsewhere



2014-2015 Webinar Presentations

2014-15 Webinar Abstracts (one document)

Prepare to Launch! 
Guidelines for Assessing, Designing, and Building Launch Sites for Carry-in Watercraft
Here's the video recording (40 min.)

Lelia Mellen, NH Projects Director, Rivers and Trail Program, National Park Service
Corita Waters, Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program and National Water Trails System, National Park Service

Safety-Related Success of In-River Whitewater Park Design 
Here's the video recording (1 hr.).

Rick Mclaughlin, P.E., McLaughlin Whitewater Design Group, a division of Merrick & Company.  Click here for the abstract.  A helpful reference, noted in the presentation is the design guide for Trails and Recreational Channels (pgs. 9-30 to 9-59) authored by the presenter for Urban Drainage and Flood Control District in Denver.

Wild and Scenic Rivers: Section 7 Overview  
Here's the video recording (2 hrs.)

Lisa K. Machnik, Ph.D., Pacific Northwest Region, Wilderness/Wild and Scenic Rivers Program Manager, USDA Forest Service.  Click here for the abstract. 

Wild and Scenic River Study Process – How to complete a WSR Study 
Here is the video recording (72 minutes)

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. Click here for the abstract. 

The River Studies and Leadership Certificate: An inter-university collaboration with the River Management Society (1/2 hr.)
Here is the video recording. (30 minutes) 

Joel Barnes, Ph.D., Prescott College and Gigi Richard, Ph.D. Colorado Mesa University.

Wild and Scenic Rivers: Section 7 Overview
Here's the video recording (2 hrs.)

Lisa K. Machnik, Ph.D., Pacific Northwest Region, Wilderness/Wild and Scenic Rivers Program Manager, USDA Forest Service.

The Cross Watershed Network Year III:  New Connections, Upcoming Restoration Workshops (1 hr.)

Here is the video recording (50 minutes includes watching a video). 
Chip Norton, Friends of the Verde River Greenway and Tahnee Robertson, Southwest Decision Resources.  Click here for the abstract.

Great River, Got Water?   
Tools to help provide protection of instream flow in the face of climate change, drought, urban and energy development and over allocation. (1 hr.)  Here is the video recording (48 minutes)

Bill Hansen, Chief, Water Rights Branch, Water Resources Division, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, National Park Service.  Click here for the abstract.


Support from the National Park Service has enabled RMS to bring these webinars to you.  Thank you, NPS!