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Roundtable: Water trail maps: what makes them great, and how yours could be better!
Tuesday, February 08, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
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Water trail maps: what makes them great, and how yours could be better!

River Management Roundtable
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What are the “must-haves” for maps that are being developed for most, if not all water trail visitors these days? Might there be information provided that is only ‘sort of ‘ helpful? Are you developing or updating your water trail map, and would you like to learn or share what seem to be their most valuable features? Join us for a discussion of the role of water/paddle trail maps, the ways you can develop and share them, and tips if your organization is just beginning to develop one from scratch. We’ll have river map experts to lead us!

Check out examples of river maps submitted by RMS members in 2022!


James Major

James Major is the National Rivers Project Coordinator, which includes managing the National River Recreation Database, a portfolio of geospatial information for Wild & Scenic Rivers, water trails, whitewater rivers, access points and campgrounds in the United States. He holds a B.S. in Geography from the University of Oregon and M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy, Northern Arizona University.

Jack Henderson

Jack is the Land Resources Manager for RiverLink in Asheville, facilitating land protection and river access projects in the French Broad River watershed of western North Carolina. He also has served as a consultant and volunteer on several river GIS and cartography projects focused on river conservation and recreation, specifically regarding paddle trail and blueway mapping. In addition, Jack served as the RMS National Rivers Project Coordinator from 2016-2020.



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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.