Bridging Conservation and Recreation: 2010 RMS & NARRP Symposium

05/18/2010 – 05/20/2010

Portland, OR, USA

The River Management Society is teaming with the National Association of Recreation Resource Planners (NARRP) to host our biennial symposium on river management. Recognizing resource protection as a core value, the symposium will explore how scientists, planners, and managers are maintaining or restoring ecosystem sustainability while providing opportunities for high quality recreation experiences on rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Participants at the symposium will interact with regional and national leaders in river conservation and recreation management through a diverse program.

The symposium theme, "Bridging Conservation and Recreation" recognizes that resource professionals too often become narrowly focused in their specialties, and that effective long-term management usually requires broader cross-disciplinary solutions. The symposium will provide opportunities for professionals to network and integrate their knowledge from many fields to help renew your creativity and passion for natural resource management in watersheds.

As with previous symposia, the format will provide two days of presentations and work sessions (on Tuesday and Thursday), with a day of field trips in between (Wednesday). There will also be organized and informal social events including an opening social, a "media night," a closing banquet, and the ever-popular silent auction. Additional pre- and post symposium field trips and short courses may also be developed in conjunction with the symposium.

For more information, please contact:

For questions regarding the symposium, please contact the co-chairs:
Denny Huffman at
Rick Just at

For questions regarding the symposium program, please contact the program co-chairs:
Doug Whittaker at
Glenn Haas at