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RMS Membership


The River Management Society has a membership level for everyone interested in rivers -- from the professional to the interested citizen, from the career manager to the student just learning about rivers. We invite you to join today.

If you happen to be a federal employee, the following information is good information about Federal Employees' Service on Non-Profit Boards:

Final Rule - March 6, 2013
Letter to Office of Personnel Management
Letter to Office of Government Ethics 

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS AND DUES

PROFESSIONAL

$50/Year (or save $50 by renewing for $200/5 years!)
For individuals presently or previously dedicated to the study, protection or management of rivers.

ORGANIZATIONAL - Nonprofit / NGO

$60/Year
For nonprofit organizations: up to two people working at the same address can receive member benefits.  Beginning 2/15/2018 the rate will be $75 for up to two people and a new option of $150 for 3-5 people*.

ORGANIZATIONAL - Government / Corporate

$120/Year 
For agencies (local, state, federal), businesses or other for profit organizations: up to four people working at the same address can receive member benefits. Beginning 2/15/2018 the rate will be $150 for up to four people and a new option of $200 for 5-8 people. See below.*

ASSOCIATE

$30/year
For individuals interested in rivers.As of February 15, 2018 new and renewing Associate members will receive the RMS Journal in digital form only. Associate members with a renewal date later in the year will continue to receive a printed journal.

STUDENT

$25/year 
Enrolled students only. As of February 15, 2018 new and renewing Associate members will receive the RMS Journal in digital form only.  Student members with a renewal date later in the year will continue to receive a printed journal.

LIFETIME

$500
For dedicated river people (individuals only).

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

All members of the River Management Society will receive the following benefits:

  1. Quarterly RMS Journal (print and online)   This changes for new and renewing Student, Associate and Organizational members  2/15/18
  2. Membership directory (PDF and online)
  3. Listserve privileges
  4. Symposium discounts (2 people per each organizational membership)
  5. Workshops and river field trips
  6. Access to the 'Members-only' website

Organizational Members

Organizational members can add colleagues who work at the same address as Organizational Staff members. They will receive journals, electronic news and announcements, the option of signing up for the listserve and access to the members' side of the RMS website.  Corporate/governmental Organizational members can add up to three Organization staff members, and Non-profit Organizational members can add one Organizational Staff member to their membership. 

*As of February 15, 2018 The number of Organizational Staff who can be added will change for new and renewing members as noted above, and Organizational Staff will receive digital journals only. The main contact for the membership will continue to receive a printed copy of the RMS Journal by mail.

Professional and Lifetime members receive:

  • Professional Purchase privileges
  • Scholarship Program
  • Voting privileges and the right to hold office

Lifetime members also receive a Lifetime Member Certificate and a letter from our president, with enthusiastic appreciation!