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The River Management Society’s River Training Center (RTC), established in 2018, supports the effective management and stewardship of North American rivers by providing training for professionals and volunteers who study, protect, and manage them.

Online and in-person training workshops on various river-related topics are targeted towards river managers, river advocates and businesses who conduct work projects in or around rivers.

The RTC also has a special emphasis on Wild and Scenic River (WSR) management for both agency and public audiences. 

Courses are scheduled by contract on an ongoing basis. Open enrollment training opportunities and other training related information can be found below and on the RMS calendar or at the RMS River Training Center Facebook page.    

To schedule a course for your agency unit or organization, please contact:

Angie Fuhrmann
RMS River Training Center Coordinator
training(at)river-management.org

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2024 Training Opportunities

2/6 Planning for River Ranger Programs

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Rescheduled from 1/17 to 2/7 Wild and Scenic River Training Series: Foundations of Effective River Management

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2/12 River Management Roundtable: Rivers now have rights in your backyard!

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2/21 Wild and Scenic River Training Series: The Importance of River Value Descriptions

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3/12 The Role of Water Quality Monitoring in Effective River Management

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3/13 Hydropower Projects 101 (Session 1 of 4 of Hydropower Insights webinar series)

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3/20 Hydropower's Role in the Energy Market (Session 2 of 4 of Hydropower Insights webinar series)

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3/20 Fundamentals of the WSR Study Process

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4/3 Trends in Relicensing: Evolution, Challenges, and Lessons Learned (Session 3 of 4 of Hydropower Insights webinar series)

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4/17 Wild and Scenic River Training Series: Protective Management for Eligible and Suitable River Segments

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4/24 Hydropower’s Role in the Energy Grid (Session 4 of 4 of Hydropower Insights webinar series)

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4/30 - 5/3 Using Fluvial Geomorphology to Improve Stream Restoration and Watershed Management

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5/15 Wild and Scenic River Training Series: Climate Adaptation Strategies for WSR

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6/12 Wild and Scenic River Training Series: When Outstandingly Remarkable Values Change

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11/18 - 11/21 Using Fluvial Geomorphology to Improve Stream Restoration and Watershed Management

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RTC Mission

To provide timely and effective training materials, programs and opportunities that improve the quality, consistency and capacity of river management.

Instructor Cadre

River Training Center workshops are made possible through the experience, wisdom and efforts of RTC Instructors. Joining the instructor cadre is an excellent opportunity to improve the body of knowledge that makes river management effective nationwide, and it's a great professional development and networking opportunity for instructors. If you're interested in joining the cadre, please reach out to Angie Fuhrmann at training(at)river-management.org.

"It has been a highlight of my career to learn more from the cadre and through teaching." - Kristen Thrall

Goals

  1. To be a valued contributor to advancing the River Management Society mission.
  2. To ensure river management professionals, their organizations and partners have the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage river resources.
  3. To ensure a diverse pool of students and transitional professionals are aware of and well prepared for success in careers that support and advance river management.
  4. To ensure the River Training Center brand is recognized and trusted by river managers, administrators and partners for its value in advancing professional river management practice and effectiveness.