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River Management Society

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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2020 Year in Review with RMS

In an extremely challenging year, RMS worked together with members and partners to deliver even higher quality resources, guidance, and opportunities for collaboration nationwide. Despite COVID, surging numbers of new river users, river closures, and new and changing protocols, our network of river managers proved itself even more essential.

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Helen Clough receives Jackie Diedrich Wild and Scenic Rivers Leadership Award

Helen Clough WSR Jackie Diedrich Wild and Scenic Rivers Leadership Award 2020

The River Management Society (RMS) is thrilled to congratulate our incredible RMS Secretary Helen Clough on reception of the Jackie Diedrich Wild and Scenic Rivers (WSR) Leadership Award from the Interagency Wild and Scenic Rivers Coordinating Council (IWSRCC) on December 17, 2020.

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