This year’s River Ranger Rendezvous is hosted by the Southwest Chapter of the River Management Society (RMS) and will be held at the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area in Salida, CO on August 9-11, 2011.
River Rangers and River Managers will gather for a 2-1/2 day course that focuses on hands-on experiences to build river ranger skills. Topics include:
- Current River Issues
- Stand-Up Paddle Clinic
- Techniques Used in the Frog Rock Missing Person Recovery
- Whitewater Parks
- Float through Browns Canyon on the Arkansas River
Before July 15th, registration is $110 for RMS members and $135 for non-members. After July 15th, registration is $130 for RMS members and $155 for non-members. Registration includes camping fees and meals. Click here to register online.
Last year’s Rendezvous was hosted by the Northwest Chapter of RMS and held on the Rogue River. River Rangers attending came from the Upper Klamath, Lower Klamath, Rogue, White Salmon/Klikitat, Deschutes, John Day, and Main Salmon (ID) rivers. Highlights for me included getting to know and learn directly from the other river rangers. And, of course, the time spent around the campfire sipping barley sodas and sharing highly embellished river stories.