RMS River Training Center

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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. On-line 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 has a special emphasis on Wild and Scenic River management for both agency and public audiences.

Mission and Goals of the RTC:

Mission: 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. River management professionals, their organizations and partners have the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage river resources.
  3. 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. 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.

Current Training Topics:

  • River Management Training Instructor Development
  • Wild and Scenic River Management
  • Swiftwater Rescue for River Professionals and Working Safely in Swiftwater Settings
  • River Ranger Program Administration
  • Core Competencies for River Staff - 2020 Northern Rockies Wilderness Skills InstituteMay 18-22, 2020
  • Wild and Scenic Rivers 101 - 2020 Northern Rockies Wilderness Skills Institute, May 18-22, 2020
  • 2021 River Management Symposium - May 18-21, 2021, Richmond, VA

Courses are scheduled by contract on an ongoing basis.

Contact Us:

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

Risa Shimoda, RMS Executive Director
Interim River Training Center Coordinator
r[email protected]

Open enrollment training opportunities and other training related information is posted to the RMS calendar or can be found at the RMS River Training Center Facebook page.