Webinars

Each year wilderness and conservation groups offer free webinars on contemporary topics in wilderness and wildlands stewardship. This year, many webinars are focused on public health and its relationship to public lands. If your groups is offering a webinar relevant for this listing, please email Lisa Ronald. Below the list of upcoming webinars. Select webinar recordings are available for past webinars.

Upcoming Webinars

National Trails: A Look at Trail Designations within the National Trail System

December 8, 2020 1-2pm mountain time, The National Trail System Act established three categories of National Trails: National Scenic Trails, National Historic Trails and National Recreation Trails. A panel moderated by Andrew Downs with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy will discuss the attributes of each designation including the purpose of the designation, the designation process, protections afforded thru designation and opportunities for volunteer stewards and advocates.

Managing Wild and Scenic Rivers

January 20, 2021 noon-1:30pm mountain time, This webinar is the first in a six-part series about Wild and Scenic River management. This webinar explains the hierarchy of management direction stemming from the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, including specific agency-developed management guidance.

Partnerships for River Protection

February 17, 2021 noon-1:30pm mountain time, Participants learn the history of Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers and the roles and benefits of the partnership approach to Wild and Scenic River management.

Introduction to Section 7 of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

March 17, 2021 noon-1:30pm mountain time, Participants learn how to determine whether Section 7 applies to a proposed project, and what standards should be used to evaluate projects where Section 7 does apply.

Section 7 of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and a Broader NEPA Analysis

April 21, 2021 noon-1:30pm mountain time, Participants learn how to incorporate the Section 7 process into a broader NEPA analysis or permit process for a proposed project.

Outstandingly Remarkable Values of Wild and Scenic Rivers

May 19, 2021 noon-1:30pm mountain time, Participants learn the criteria used to determine whether a value qualifies as an outstandingly remarkable value (ORV) and how to document ORVs.

Steps to Addressing User Capacity on Wild and Scenic Rivers

June 16, 2021 noon-1:30pm mountain time, This webinar covers the basis and rationale for addressing user capacities for WSRs, and outlines a recommended framework with steps for addressing user capacities.