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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
[email protected]

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Click here to download the RTC One-pager. 


2023 Training Opportunities

2/28 - 3/2 - Reimagine River Access Symposium

Join river managers, advocates, stewards, academics and students at the La Quinta Inn Riverside in San Antonio, Texas, for three days of learning, sharing and growing together! We'll explore the physical, economic and social issues surrounding river access in a variety of concurrent sessions, keynote presentations, field trips and discussions.
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3/14 River Management Roundtable: Woody Debris: Good, Bad or Both? Who is responsible for their impact on habitat, infrastructure and public safety?

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3/15 WSR Training Series: Wild and Scenic River Values

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4/11 River Management Roundtable: River-related Non-profit Stewardship

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4/19 WSR Training Series: Intro to Section 7 of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

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5/17 WSR Training Series: Bank Stabilization Techniques on Wild and Scenic Rivers

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6/21 WSR Training Series: Visitor Use Management on Wild and Scenic Rivers

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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 [email protected]

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


  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.