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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. 


2022 Training Opportunities

5/18: Wild and Scenic Webinar Series - Outstandingly Remarkable Values 

In the fifth webinar of the series, participants learn the criteria used to determine whether a value qualifies as an outstandingly remarkable value (ORV) and how to document ORVs. Our presenters are Steve Chesterton, Liz Townley and Trevor Robinson.
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6/15: Wild and Scenic Webinar Series - Steps to Address User Capacities 

The sixth, and final webinar of the series, covers the basis and rationale for addressing user capacities for WSRs, and outlines a recommended framework with steps for addressing user capacities.
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11/7-9: Interagency 2(a)(ii) Wild and Scenic Rivers Workshop: Evaluating Water Resources Projects

Participants will increase their understanding of the protection requirements of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (Act), the standards and process for evaluating water resources projects subject to review under Section 7(a) of the Act, the Northern California Interagency Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and roles of the river administering agencies.  This workshop will also help to improve communication lines between agencies, project proponents, and non-governmental organizations for segments of the American, Eel, Klamath, Trinity, and Smith Rivers. This workshop will take place in-person in Redding, CA. Please email [email protected] with any questions.


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


  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.