River Management Workshops

For many years the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Forest Service (FS), National Park Service (NPS) and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) took turns hosting an Interagency River Management Workshop. The U.S. Forest Service hosted the 2007 workshop in Missoula, MT. The 2009 workshop was hosted by the National Park Service in Yosemite, CA and in 2011 the River Management Workshop and 30th Annual International Submerged Lands Conference (ISLMC) teamed up with support from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources (see link). in 2013, the BLM supported River Crossings: Linking River Communities, a Research Conference and Workshop in Grand Junction, Colorado, produced by RMS and the Tamarisk Coalition. See the 2013 presentations here.

The River Management Society has been proud to co-sponsor these excellent professional development and networking workshops,  open to all current and future river professionals (not just agency personnel), address timely river management topics, and provide great networking, problem-solving and training opportunities for current and future professionals interested in rivers. 

We are building on past success with the 

RMS Webnetwork Series

RMS thanks the National Park Service and USDA Forest Service for their support of RMS training events!

National Water Trails Forum - Ann Arbor, Michigan

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This training event offers a unique networking opportunity to meet and learn from fellow National Water Trails leaders.  The NWT Forum is produced by the National Park Service, River Network, RMS and Southeast Michigan Water Trails Consortium.

Representatives of designated National Water Trails as well as those that have applied for National Water Trail status will be on hand to network, share best practices and learn from instructors, educators, youth leaders and river managers. We can't wait to see everyone in Ann Arbor!

Thank you, National Water Trails Forum Sponsors


A number of scholarships have been awarded, thanks to support from the National Park Service!