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River Management Society

March 9 Conversation: States and Local vs. Federal River Management / Guidance – How have they resembled each other or not?

Join the River Management Roundtable!

Tuesday, March 9 from 3:30 - 4:30 ET

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This month's conversation is about how local, state and federal river managers respond to these questions:

  • What do local or state-based and federal river managers love, or not love about working with each other?
  • What do partners and outfitters love about working with federal and state oversight or administering agencies, and not?
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Feb. 17 WSR Webinar Series: Partnerships

This webinar is the second in a six-part live webinar series exploring Wild and Scenic River management topics with experienced WSR managers. Attendees can ask questions and hear unique perspectives from experts on the topic. In this webinar, participants learn the history of Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers and the roles and benefits of the partnership approach to WSR management.

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Alaska Paddling Resources Get a Boost

Alaska’s Wild and Scenic Rivers Now Digitally Mapped

Beaver Creek in Alaska. Photo by Bob Wick.

The River Management Society has announced the addition of thirteen segments of Alaska’s National Wild and Scenic rivers, those administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to the nation’s most authoritative interactive map and database, the National Rivers Project (NRP). The inclusion of these 640 boatable miles completes the GIS-based mapping for all federal Wild and Scenic Rivers in the State, joining those administered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service.

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New license summaries outline plans for restoration, recreation at two of largest hydropower dams in northeast

Photo by American Whitewater. Deerfield No. 4

Summary information on wildlife protection, habitat restoration and recreation enhancement is now available for both the Deerfield River and for the Fifteen Mile Falls project on the Connecticut River. These summaries highlight key components of hydropower flow release licenses and settlements for two of the largest hydro projects in the northeast. These two summaries were prepared by Susan Taft and are the result of a partnership between the Hydropower Reform Coalition (HRC) and the River Management Society (RMS).

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Deadline for RMS Awards nominations extended to Feb. 12

Okay, you've convinced us to provide just a bit more time for you to nominate an awesome colleague who deservers recognition.  You've got until Abe's birthday, February 12th.

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