Rivers are our life's blood. Rivers are also our life's work


RMS is the nation's only network dedicated to serving river professionals.  Our members include river outfitters and guides, rangers, planners and landscape architects, environmental lawyers, fluvial geomorphologists, professors, students, researchers and authors. We work so rivers can be visited by  families today and enjoyed for generations to come.

Our priority projects include:

National Rivers Project - the only authoritative, multi-partner geospatial recreation-oriented US river map
Water Trails Resources for organization leaders and river managers
Hydropower License Summaries - Handy, easy-to-read guides that include river flows below hydro dams
Professional Training - workshops for learning about river management and stewardship
River Management Symposium - networking crucible for river policy, operation,and best practices
River Studies and Leadership Certificate  - multi-disciplinary program at US colleges and universities

Why be a member?

RMS membership gives you instant access to a cutting edge, experience-laden group of river professionals. You receive free publications and can participate in the Member Directory, Job Board, moderated Listserve, Symposium and Workshops, Scholarships, and partnerships with manufacturers and distributors of select outdoor products. 

Join today!

Get to know us.

If you are a Professional or Lifetime member, please vote for RMS National Officers for 2018-2020 by August 31! Visit RMS Careers and Job Board, updated daily, to see openings for 50+ river-related professional positions across the nation.  Discover activities organized by RMS volunteers in our Regional Chapters.  Learn about and meet the outstanding individuals who have been recognized for their contribution to rivers and their wise and prudent management.

Check us out!