River Management Society

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.


Jan. 12: River Access for Non-traditional River Users

Photos by WORD of Comal County, FERC River Stewards, Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

Join the River Programs Working Group Conversation!

While “access” to rivers is a public benefit, how are we river managers addressing new populations of visitors? We have seen visitation blossom on rivers re-watered by a hydro relicense recreational releases, newly accessible through new and improved launch sites and water cleaner than decades past.


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.


Jan. 20. Webinar: Managing Wild and Scenic Rivers

Colter Pence, Wilderness, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and Trails Program Manager, Flathead National Forest

This webinar is the first 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. This webinar explains the hierarchy of management direction stemming from the WSR Act, including specific agency-developed management guidance.


RSLC Students: Register for mock interviews by Feb. 15

Mock interviews with River Professionals

The RMS River Training Center has coordinated a mock interview opportunity for River Studies and Leadership Certificate students to build interviewing skills and confidence as they prepare to enter the workforce and (hopefully!) land their dream jobs! To participate, students should request the online application form from their advisors and submit the form by January 15. 

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