WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS

TRIP PLANNING RESOURCES: MAPS AND MORE

How to Navigate This Page

This page includes pertinent info for trip planning, including maps, mapping resources, and detailed information to ease your logistical planning.
  • Section 1 provides a map with data collected for the project, locations for sampling, and rivers in this project.
  • Section 2 is your tool to sign up for rivers that you can commit to visiting.
  • Section 3 includes coordinates for specific sampling locations (required) and optional additional mapping resources that you may find helpful.

 Section 1: Project Overview Map

Use the map below to see river statuses for Wild and Scenic Rivers and sign up for the reaches you would like to sample. In 2022, we are prioritizing rivers colored red and orange (unassessed/unknown statuses), especially the rivers highlighted in yellow. Blue droplets indicate where volunteers have collected data for the project. Yellow diamonds (zoom in) indicate specific sample locations requested by management agency partners.

Section 2: Sign Up for Data Collection

Follow the directions on the right-hand side of the map to sign up for river reaches. If you cannot see the map, please work through the training in Campfire to set up an ArcGIS Online account. If you completed the training, sign in to the account you established during the Technology course.

Section 3: Sample Locations

The river reaches you sample may already have established sampling locations set by previous volunteers or requested by agency partners. In the training, we offer instructions on how to plan your sampling expedition to collect data at these established and requested locations. 

Add Map 1 and Map 2 to your navigation app. We suggest GaiaGPS and have included links to both maps below.

Make sure you complete “Technology Before Adventure” in the training to learn how to use the resources described below. 

Yellow diamonds indicate specific locations where our agency partners have requested data.

Visiting a river with a yellow diamond? You need to visit the location specified. You can either note the GPS points and navigate to that location or add the points to your personal Gaia GPS account. Revisit the “Add sample locations to Gaia GPS” in the Technology course of the training if needed.

OPTIONAL: Add the markers to the mapping resource of your choice by downloading this linked file.

screen shot of a map with yellow diamond markers

Map 2: Previous volunteers for this project collected data at these locations. If you are visiting the same reach, stick to the established sampling locations.

Add the markers to GaiaGPS by clicking on the button below. Revisit the “Add sample locations to Gaia GPS” in the Technology course of the training if needed.

OPTIONAL: Add the markers to the mapping resource of your choice by downloading this linked file.

screenshot of a map with blue droplet markers

Extra Resources

OPTIONAL: The resource linked below shows the entire Wild and Scenic Rivers network and includes information on put-ins, take-outs, and other access points.

​The resource was created by the National Rivers Project, a result of partnerships with federal managers, state agencies, municipal governments, non-profits, local paddling clubs, and individuals.