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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. 


 
2021 Training Opportunities 

November Training Opportunities 

Workshop flyerNovember 2-4, 2021: Wild and Scenic River Values Workshop for Northwest Oregon BLM

Join us for a 3-day virtual training to refine river values assessments for the Lobster Creek, Walker Creek, the Nestucca, and the Molalla Wild & Scenic Rivers.

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Braided Channels FlyerNovember 10, 2021 - Braided Channels: Opportunities in River Careers - How Opportunities Relate to Cultural and Social Priorities on Public Lands
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

In partnership with the USFS, RMS is hosting a virtual discussion series for current, prospective, and alumni RSLC students, or any one looking to begin a river-related career from Sept. to Dec 2021.

The third virtual discussion will examine how new job opportunities are related to the cultural and social priorities prevalent at many public land agencies. Participants will learn about initiatives from different agencies to attract and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce and the current priorities around climate change, increased visitation, and other relevant topics. No cost to attend, but registration is required. 

Register here

November 23, 2021 - River Management Roundtable: Meet the Anti-Discrimination and Sexual Harassment (A-DASH) Collaborative

 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Each month, the River Management Society hosts virtual conversations with educators, students as well as river, greenway, and water trails leaders, planners, and managers of community, regional, state and federal rivers. Our goal is to facilitate an open forum to support you as you work and tackle common issues by asking questions, sharing solutions and building comradery. Roundtables come in two flavors. On the River sessions address operations, user and riparian health-related topics.  Sessions addressing Workplace Culture or 'Gearing up, Personally' sessions  address working  effectively with others through an understanding of personal identity, stepping into others' cultures and negotiating differences productively.  

Learn more Register here

 

December Training Opportunities

 

Braided Channels Flyer

December 2, 2021 - Braided Channels: Opportunities in River Careers - Leveraging Your Education, Certification and Special Skills 

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

In partnership with the USFS, RMS is hosting a virtual discussion series for current, prospective, and alumni RSLC students, or any one looking to begin a river-related career from Sept. to Dec 2021.

The fourth virtual discussion will explore how your credentials can be a powerful tool to differentiate yourself from others. Participants will hear from a panel of river professionals about how they leveraged their education and certifications to begin their careers, including diverse perspectives from NGOs and river advocates, engineers and consultants, river managers, outfitters and guides, and more! No cost to attend, but registration is required.

Register here

December 28, 2021 - River Management Roundtable: Exploring Cultural Values - Communicating Successfully – Learning and practicing to communicate in various situations

 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Each month, the River Management Society hosts virtual conversations with educators, students as well as river, greenway, and water trails leaders, planners, and managers of community, regional, state and federal rivers. Our goal is to facilitate an open forum to support you as you work and tackle common issues by asking questions, sharing solutions and building comradery. Roundtables come in two flavors. On the River sessions address operations, user and riparian health-related topics.  Sessions addressing Workplace Culture or 'Gearing up, Personally' sessions  address working  effectively with others through an understanding of personal identity, stepping into others' cultures and negotiating differences productively.  

Learn more Register here


2022 Training Opportunities

January 16, 2022: Wild and Scenic Webinar Series - Managing Wild and Scenic Rivers

January 26-27, 2022: Assessing and Managing Water Resources Projects for USFS Region 8

February 16, 2022: Wild and Scenic Webinar Series - Partnership WSRs
March 8-10, 2022: Assessing and Managing Water Resources Projects for Utah BLM and Partners

March 16, 2022: Wild and Scenic Webinar Series - Introduction to Section 7 of the WSR Act
April 20, 2022: Wild and Scenic Webinar Series - Section 7 and a Broader NEPA Analysis
April 26-27, 2022: Interagency 2(a)(ii) Wild and Scenic Rivers Workshop: Evaluating Water Resources Projects
May 18, 2022: Wild and Scenic Webinar Series - Outstandingly Remarkable Values
June 15, 2022: Wild and Scenic Webinar Series - Steps to Address User Capacities

Mission

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

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.