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Welcome to the Northwest Chapter of the River Management Society!  Comprised of RMS members from the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming the NW Chapter is the largest RMS chapter averaging 150 members. Our goal is to further the mission of RMS by providing a regional forum for members to network, learn, and expand their knowledge of river management through participation and involvement in NW Chapter activities while also enjoying themselves. The chapter has a diverse membership, representing private, educational and governmental institutions and organizations.

Your chapter officers work hard to represent you and facilitate an active membership. Chapter Bylaws provide direction for the functioning of the NW Chapter.  Chapter accomplishments are many and we hope upcoming activities will interest youJoin RMS now!

Chapter Officers
Any professional member is eligible to run for office; officers serve a 3-year term. Candidates should be informed regarding Chapter Officer Roles and be willing to be an active participant. Contact any Northwest Chapter officer to become involved in local or national RMS activities.

Northwest Chapter Officers (January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2014):

 Chapter President: 

Lynette Ripley
1375 SE Wilson Ave., Ste. 100
Bend, OR  97702

tel (541) 389-6541 x 233

Vice President :

Jim Beaupre
Bureau of Land Management
3050 NE 3rd St.
Prineville, OR  97754

tel (541) 416-6776



Ryan Turner
Bureau of Land Management
1 Butte Drive
Cottonwood, ID  83522

tel (208) 962-3687

Molly (Wainwright) Baumann
4701 France Ave.,  South
Minneapolis, MN  55410

tel (503) 803-1640



The most recent RMS Journal issue focused on the activities in the Northwestern US was Fall 2013, Volume 26, No. 3.

2014 Schedule of Events for the RMS-Northwest Chapter

2014 River Trips

Mark your calendars for three river trips set just for you in 2014!  There is plenty of time to plan on joining your fellow river runners on one or all three river trips this year.  We will be emailing out the registration forms for each individual trip later this Spring, so think about signing up and bringing along some new river rats to join you and join RMS.

Greetings RMS River Fans!
Get your boating gear ready to run and join us on the John Day Wild and Scenic River in Central Oregon May 16-19, 2014! The RMS Northwest Chapter is partnering up with the Bureau of Land Management Prineville District in Prineville, Oregon to bring you a Class Act river trip through the gorgeous canyons of the John Day River. A HUGE thanks to River Rangers Jim Mueller and Jim Beaupre, with BLM, who are hosting this attractive river trip!
For the low cost of $150 per person (RMS members) and $200 per person (non-members, includes a year RMS membership), you will float 70 miles through Class II and some Class III Whitewater for four days accompanied by BLM River Rangers to learn how the John Day River is managed by BLM. A great opportunity to bring your friends and family on mild class whitewater to experience and learn about RMS and the local John Day area with the river as its main attraction. We will put in at Clarno and take out at Cottonwood.

Registration is open to everyone, so sign up now since the Group Size Limit is 16. We have plenty of space available for the trip, please fill out the registration form with your payment and send it in before May 10, 2014. Take a look at the trip information attached for more details. Kick off your Spring boating season with a refreshing trip on the John Day River in Oregon! For more information, contact BL Rangers Jim Beaupre at 541-416-6776 and Jim Mueller at 541-416-6884. See you on the river!
RMS Northwest Chapter Prez..........

Lynette Ripley
Bend, Oregon
541-389-6541 x233


It's time to get your paddles wet!