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Oct. 20 & 27: River Access Planning Guide Workshop

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Let this workshop help you launch a new skill set for planning and thinking through successful river access. The 2-day course presents a six-phase planning and implementation process for considering and developing access along a river corridor. Hands-on, interactive exercises will showcase the methodology of the new River Access Planning Guide, a decision-making and project planning tool. 

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The training will combine virtual presentations, interactive exercises, and virtual field site visits to the Farmington Wild and Scenic River to help participants develop their skills in implementing the planning framework on local projects. A manual with the Planning Guide process, case studies, and other planning tools will be included with the course.

Course registration costs are provided through support from the National Park Foundation to advance NPS Wild and Scenic Rivers and partnerships.

Contact Angie Fuhrmann, RTC Coordinator, at [email protected] for more information!

RAPG: A Decision-making Framework for Enhancing River Access

River Access Planning Guide is a document that provides a step-by-step process to planning for river access with recreation users in mind. The planning guide intends to serve as a resource for planners, river managers, and users as they approach site selection and design to establish new river access or improve existing access. The thoughtful planning and design supported by the planning guide will support and benefit public resource agencies, river managers, and private entities responsible for providing waterway access. View the Guide in one of two versions:

The development of the River Access Planning Guide is a result of partnership between numerous nonprofit organizations and agencies. Contributors include the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Forest Service, American Whitewater and River Management Society.