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Roundtable: Increasing the Relevancy of Rivers to Diverse Visitors: Adaptations for how we communicate
Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 3:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
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Increasing the Relevancy of Rivers to Diverse Visitors: Adaptations for how we communicate

River Management Roundtable
Sep. 27 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. ET 

During and after the pandemic, rivers and surrounding wildlands are seeing sustained increases in the numbers and types of visitors, and as a conservation movement we continue to struggle to be relevant to an increasingly diverse America. Adaptations to how we communicate with diverse visitors—through conversations at boat ramps or on the trail, signage, website information, etc.—are needed to ensure all visitors feel welcome on our rivers. Through interactive exercises that promote self-reflection and self-discovery, participants in this session will explore inclusivity and exclusivity in how we communicate to visitors and potential visitors. Participants will leave with an understanding of how to adapt their future communications and visitor contacts and a list of resources to continue learning.


Lisa Ronald

Lisa Ronald is the Western Montana Associate Conservation Director for American Rivers, as well as the National Coordinator for the Wild and Scenic Rivers Coalition. She previously served as the Wildlands Communications Coordinator for the Wilderness Institute. She has nearly 20 years of experience working in conservation communications within the wilderness community and more recently in wild and scenic river stewardship and advocacy.


River Management Roundtables are open to both RMS members and non-members. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required! We share recordings from our Roundtables, so even if you can't make it, you can register to receive the recording and links. You can access this recording as well as dozens of previous Roundtables, webinars and workshops in our River Training Channel.


About RMS River Management Roundtables

Each month, the River Management Society hosts virtual conversations with professional river, greenway, and water trails leaders, planners, and managers whose community, region, state and federal river will benefit from the experiences of peer-to-peer sharing. Our goal is to facilitate an open forum to support your work managing rivers. We work together to tackle common issues by asking questions, sharing solutions and building comradery.