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WSR Series: Wild and Scenic River Values
Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
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Wild & Scenic River Values

Wild and Scenic River Training Series (Part 3 of 6)
March 15 | 11 - 12:30 PT

March WSR

In this session, participants will learn the requirements for documenting free-flow, water quality, and Outstandingly Remarkable Values (ORVs), identify what makes a description suitable, and discuss how these river values descriptions impact projects in a WSR corridor. These skills help prepare participants to engage more effectively in planning, management, and monitoring actions on WSRs.

Technical Core Competency Areas:

3. River Management Planning
6. Natural, Cultural and Recreational Resources Management and Monitoring


John Campbell John Campbell has served as the U.S. Forest Service Southern Region Wilderness and Wild & Scenic River Program Manager since August 2017.  He is graduate of the Warnell School of Forest Resources at the University of Georgia. He worked on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest for seven years before that as the Recreation, Engineering, Lands and Heritage Staff Office and the Recreation Program Manager.  Before that, he spent 10 years in Utah on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache and Ashley National Forests managing large recreation programs. He grew up splitting time between Utah and Georgia and spent most of his free time on public lands camping, hiking and fishing. John lives in Athens, GA and enjoys trips to the Chattooga Wild & Scenic River for work and play. He stays busy with his family and two quickly-growing-up girls, Zoe and Finley. 
Liz Townley Liz Townley is the National Wilderness and Wild & Scenic Rivers Planner for the US Forest Service. Liz has 14 years’ experience with the BLM and Forest Service working in Wilderness, Wild and Scenic Rivers and Recreation management. Her passion for rivers and all things wild can be traced back to her pre-professional days growing up along the banks of the Columbia River and years spent exploring the coastal ranges of Washington and Oregon. She is happiest with her husband Skeet, their two kids Sophia and Jones and dog Garth out exploring public lands.



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]