River Management Training Symposium:
Restoring Rivers for a Resilient Future

April 8-10, 2025 | Ashland, Oregon

The 2025 Symposium graphic was designed by RMS member Megan Black, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, with input from the Symposium Marketing Committee.

Join us for a week of technical training and peer learning in the immediate aftermath of the largest dam removal in US history at our Restoring Rivers for a Resilient Future River Management Training Symposium! The event will take place April 8-10, 2025, at Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites in Ashland, Oregon with field sessions at regional restoration sites.

Restoring free flow to nearly 300 miles of the Klamath River will provide a unique backdrop for sharing strategies and techniques that are restoring and rehabilitating watersheds and their communities across the country. Decades in the making, this landmark dam removal project is a national case study in how to create previously unthinkable change through the restoration of relationships and the renewal of collaboration to create more resilient communities. In addition to the historic work on the Klamath, we look forward to learning how groups are applying skills related to river flow, water quality and collaborative experiences where you live and work.

Professionals from across the country—river managers, rangers, outfitters, planners, water trail coordinators, advocates, community leaders, scientists, and students alike—will share how they are evolving multidisciplinary, collaborative approaches to address a range of topics including visitor use, flood prevention and recovery, fire and forest resilience, water quality, responsible recreation, and development. We are confident that you will gain new insights and practical tools you can apply to reset your rivers’ ecological integrity and biodiversity, re-establish connections between their human communities and ecosystems, and renew their long-term vitality.

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