Meetings and Events

The RMS  serves the river management profession by providing opportunities for river managers and other river professionals to meet, learn from one another, initiate valuable professional networks, and lasting professional friendships.

Besides publishing our quarterly RMS Journal and special publications, supporting river management-related projects, and providing value to members via weekly and monthly electronic communication the organization hosts, coordinates, and/or sponsors international biennial symposia, workshops in the non-symposium years, annual River Ranger Rendezvous hosted by the Southwest or Northwest Chapters (at least until another chapter steps in to take a turn!), and chapter meetings, which often occur on and near rivers.

We are proud to have produced the following

Managing Rivers in Changing Climes: Training Tomorrow's River Professionals (2014) in Denver, Colorado

2012 North American River Management Symposium  in Asheville, North Carolina with local partner RiverLink,

2013 River Crossings: Linking Communities in partnership with the Tamarisk Coalition

2013 River Rangers Rendezvous

2012 River Ranger Rendezvous in the Northwest. RMS chapters will conduct a variety of trips.

Rivers and Recreation in a Changing Climate - Boise, ID May 16-19, 2016

Join us in Boise!

See the program description and registration

2016 River Ranger Rendezvous - August 16-18, 2016

Read all about this year's event, unique to RMS!

The 2016 River Ranger Rendezvous will take place on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument, Utah.

The training schedule will highlight experiences from river managers and restoration experts from regional rivers.

Register early to save, and if you are not a member the fee is higher but can include a one year professional membership to RMS. Find program detail here or or register today!

Online Training

We have just completed a full season of RMS Webinars (2014-2015)!  Descriptions, abstracts and recordings are posted here


RMS Event Calendar Posting Form


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