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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 Braley
RMS River Training Center Coordinator

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Click here to download the RTC One-pager. 


2024 Training Opportunities

8/13 River Management Roundtable: Protecting Endangered Fish AND Free-flowing Rivers

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9/8 - 9/13 River Ranger Rendezvous in Desolation Canyon on the Green River, UT

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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


  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. 

USFS Staff: record RMS workshops in AgLearn

USDA Forest Service staff, this guide explains how to add trainings from outside of AgLearn, such as River Training Center workshops, to your AgLearn portal to help you track your professional development experience.