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WSR Series: The Partnership Wild & Scenic River Approach
Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
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The Partnership Wild & Scenic River Approach

Wild and Scenic River Training Series (Part 2 of 6)
Feb. 15 | 11 - 12:30 PT

The Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers Approach

In this session, participants will discuss the evolution of the partnership approach to Wild & Scenic River (WSR) management, explore the roles of the WSR agency, state and local partners, and nonprofit organizations, and identify both the benefits and future implications for the partnership approach. These skills help participants explore alternative avenues for designating additional WSR segments in parts of the United States with mixed federal and nonfederal land ownership patterns.

Technical Core Competency Areas:

1. Wild and Scenic Rivers Act History, Law, Regulation and Policy 
8. Collaboration and Engagement Techniques


Liz Lacy Since 2001, Liz Lacy has worked as a Community Planner and River Manager for the National Park Service Wild & Scenic Rivers Program. She provides her technical expertise for Partnership W&S Rivers primarily in Massachusetts and Connecticut. She is a trainer and mentor on Wild & Scenic River topics and works with an array of partners on river studies, river management plans, river stewardship projects, public education and outreach programs, and technical reviews of water resource projects.  She is an NPS representative on the Interagency Wild & Scenic Rivers Coordinating Council.
Emma Lord Emma is a Natural Resource Specialist with the National Park Service working in the Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers Program. Based in New Hampshire, she works with local organizations and Wild and Scenic River communities to protect and enhance their outstanding rivers and river-related resources through a collaborative approach.



Sessions are $15 each for non-members and free for RMS Members. Membership is $60 for Individual members, and group rates are available for organizational memberships. Learn more about becoming a member on our Membership pageYou can register for one or all of the sessions using the registration link below.


About the 2023 Wild and Scenic River Training Series

Join us for a six-part Wild and Scenic River Training Series from January through June 2023! This series is designed to be participant-centered, include active discussion of Wild & Scenic River (WSR) related topics, and empower participants to connect with colleagues throughout the learning series. Our goal is for you to leave the sessions better equipped to engage in WSR planning, monitoring and decision-making processes.

This is for you if you are involved in Wild & Scenic River program planning, coordination, partnership development, stakeholder communication, implementation and decision-making, visitor management and safety, natural and cultural resource management, impact monitoring and assessment, and other activities.

RMS River Training Center instructors will facilitate the series using Zoom, interactive Google products, Padlet, and other virtual learning tools. It is important that participants can fully access and engage with these tools during the Zoom sessions with their cameras on and microphones enabled, ready to connect and learn together. Participation in all six sessions is requested but not required.

Materials are aligned with the vision of the Interagency Wild & Scenic Rivers Coordinating Council and the Technical Core Competencies for River Management Specialists and Non-Specialists. You can find more WSR training resources here or at rivers.gov.

Sessions in this series:

Contact: [email protected]