Training and Events

RMS  serves the river management profession by providing opportunities for river managers and other river professionals to meet, learn from one another and initiate valuable professional networks and lasting friendships. Besides publishing our quarterly RMS Journal and special publications, supporting river management-related projects, and providing value to members via biweekly and monthly electronic communication, the organization hosts, coordinates, and/or sponsors international biennial symposia, virtual and in-person workshops and webinars, annual River Ranger Rendezvous hosted by the Southwest or Northwest Chapters (at least until another chapter steps in to take a turn!), and chapter meetings, which often occur on and near rivers.

Learn more about upcoming training opportunities and events, as well as links to previous events and webinars by visiting the web pages under Training & Events.

River Training Center Videos

Watch training videos and discussions on various topics within the following categories: Recreation Management, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and River Studies & Leadership Certificate. We also have videos on featured topics like the River Access Planning Guide, Covid-19 and more.

River Training Center Videos

Additional Training Videos & Presentations

RMS is pleased to have offered the following presentations of popular workshops. They reflect the multi-disciplinary nature of river management, and showcase the extraordinary array of expertise among RMS members and colleagues who are working toward systems that encourage prudent paths for our nation's rivers. These sessions gave attendees an opportunity to: 

  • Brush up on topics they'd heard about but had not taken the time to investigate
  • Discuss (directly or through audience chat) how to leverage our network of river professionals
  • Learn from topic experts and locate resources not available elsewhere
Prepare to Launch! (40 min. video) Guidelines for Assessing, Designing, and Building Launch Sites for Carry-in Watercraft
Lelia Mellen, NH Projects Director, Rivers and Trail Program, National Park Service
Corita Waters, Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program and National Water Trails System, National Park Service

Wild and Scenic Rivers: Section 7 Overview (2 hr. video)
Lisa K. Machnik, Ph.D., Pacific Northwest Region, Wilderness/Wild and Scenic Rivers Program Manager, USDA Forest Service.