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Paddlers now able to explore recently designated Wild and Scenic Rivers with new content added to the National Rivers Project database and interactive map

The National Rivers Project (NRP) has made it easier than ever for outdoors and paddlesports enthusiasts to explore new sections of America’s Wild and Scenic Rivers with the recent addition of 21 river segments and 46 access points. The NRP is the United States' ever-growing comprehensive, authoritative database and interactive map that records and shares paddling information for Wild & Scenic Rivers, water trails and select whitewater rivers. This information is sourced and vetted by local managers and is available to the public online at www.nationalriversproject.com.


VCU Biologial Study

Graduates prepare for careers in river management after receiving national River Studies & Leadership Certificate

Seventeen students from across the country are well prepared for careers in river management and conservation after graduating with the River Studies & Leadership Certificate (RSLC) in the 2019-2020 academic year. The certificate is awarded by the River Management Society (RMS) after students complete rigorous interdisciplinary coursework and service, demonstrating a promising interest in river-based science, policy, conservation, education and recreation. RSLC students demonstrate real-world application of their knowledge and skills through professional experience or an internship with a river project.

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They're Coming! Will You Manage Them or Not?
Monday, June 29, 2020 02:09 PM


June 26 at 3 p.m. EDT – Covid-19 River Response Webinar

RMS Members and Non-Members are encouraged to register for this webinar. We will review a report which documents the emergence from lockdown and initial opening of rivers based on the input of more than 70 river managers across the United States from May 7-25, 2020. We will review and encourage discussion on the findings from the report as well as input from State River Managers, so State River Managers attending the 1 p.m. discussion are also encouraged to join.

Please reference the Covid-19 River Opening Guidance on our website to learn about common practices for commercial and private boaters as well as closures (as surveyed by Confluence Research). Dan Shelby (Confluence Research and Consulting) will lead the webinar. 

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