National Rivers Project Coordinator
The National River Project (NRP) has been a core project of RMS since conception. The NRP is a website and tripplanning tool designed to connect paddlers and managers with the National River Recreation Database (NRRD). The NRRD is a geospatial database of Wild & Scenic Rivers, water trails, whitewater rivers, access points and campgrounds within the United States. The National Rivers Project helps users identify, explore and plan trips on rivers within the database, providing comprehensive river recreation and management information to paddlers and resource managers. The National River Project is a result of partnerships with federal managers, state agencies, municipal governments, non-profits, local paddling clubs and individuals, and has active projects with the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and several state agencies and non-profits. River Management Society is grateful for the generosity of these organizations’ time and resources in contribution to this effort. Discover interactive maps, paddling and access information, and local managers for thousands of rivers in the United States at www.nationalriversproject.com
Responsibilities” Work with partners to implement and complete active/funded NRRD data-addition projects. Continue other non-funded NRRD data-addition projects as able. Maintain and update current NRRD database through check-ins with partners. Develop, maintain and update NRP website, including “Featured Rivers,” data and partner metrics, narrative text and photography. Maintain memorandum-of-understanding documents ensuring partnership between data contributors. Work with NRP web developer to manage and maintain ArcGIS Online API links. Maintain RMS Esri ArcGIS subscription, including ArcGIS Online account. Work with RMS staff and partners to amplify the NRP through articles, social media and presentations. Produce monthly board report with progress on NRP sub-projects. Provide assistance on other RMS projects, including membership, fundraising, website maintenance, social media, paddling trips, trainings, conferences, etc. Attend and support annual autumn RMS board meeting – locations to-be-determined. Attend and support RMS Symposium – May 18-21 2021 in Richmond, Virginia.