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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.

This year we are proud to have produced the 2012 North American River Management Symposium April 24-26 in Asheville, North Carolina with local partner RiverLink, and the 2012 River Ranger Rendezvous in the Northwest. RMS chapters will conduct a variety of trips.

2013 River (Ranger) Rendezvous - September 12-14, 2013

RRR Program Description

2013 River Management Society River (Ranger) Rendezvous took place during a float on the upper Colorado River in Eagle County, Colorado where river recreation and water demand are growing to the point of collision.  

The  full schedule included a float, camp, and a unique, hands-on exercise of staking out a brand new primitive camping sites for and with officials from Eagle County, Colorado. Speakers from national organizations, river authors, and experts in water rights and open space, among others spoke to the group.

Online Training

October 17th Restoration Webinar (Erie Marsh Preserve Coastal Wetland Restoration and Enhancement)

Registrations were accidentally cancelled.  If you were on the registration list for this webinar please click here and take a moment to re-register for the webinar session.
If you were on the original wait list, please do not re-register at this time.  Just send me an e-mail and I will add your name to the wait list.

Matthew Patterson, Fish and Wildlife Biologist/Course Leader, National Conservation Training Center
Shepherdstown, WV 304-876-7473,

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