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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

John Day Wild and Scenic River in Central Oregon May 16-19, 2014 - Thank you's go to Jim Beaupre and Jim Mueller for putting this trip together!

The river running year is still in full swing as the RMS Northwest Chapter invites you to join us on upcoming trips.  We have emailed  the registration forms for each individual trip to members, and they are also available through links, below: think about signing up and bringing along some new river rats to join you and join RMS.

Payette River -  August 16, 2014

Near Boise, Idaho on the Cabarton run.  Thanks go to Robin Fehlau, Bureau of Land Management in Boise, Idaho, for organizing this river trip for us, and the cost is FREE to you as a member!  For you local members, put this on your schedule and for you out-of-staters, come and join us if you are in the area.

If you would like to attend, please complete this Registration Form and email it to Robin Fehlau at  Happy paddles to you this summer!

Lower Salmon River September 19-22

Another fabulous river trip organized just for you in the Great Northwest! All RMS members are invited to boat the Lower Salmon river in North Central Idaho. A perfect time of year with warm sunny days and cool nights to run 73 miles on a 4 day, 3 nights trip through this deep canyon. Your RMS Northwest Chapter, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management Field Office in Cottonwood, Idaho, are hosting this river trip for an extremely low cost of only $50 per person (this will not include your vehicle shuttle). You will be boating along with BLM River Rangers so the trip will be informative and educational as you learn about river management and the River Management Society.
A BIG THANK YOU to Ryan Turner, BLM River Ranger in Cottonwood, Idaho and RMS Northwest Chapter Secretary, for organizing this very popular trip. Register before September 5, 2014.  Register early since space is limited to 15 people. For more information, see the attached River Trip Information and Registration Form, or you may contact Ryan at 208-962-3687,   Put this trip on your Fall schedule because it is one to experience!

Klamath Wild and Scenic River October 11-13

Your Northwest and Pacific Chapters are inviting ALL River Management Society members on a river trip this Fall on the Klamath Wild and Scenic River near Happy Camp, California!  Mark your calendars for three days and two nights on this attractive section of the Klamath River.  For a bargain low cost of $65, this is a perfect river to invite friends and family to come with you. For California and Oregon RMS Chapter members, this is another great river opportunity near your backyard and for all you RMS out-of-staters, make your plans now to visit the area this October and put this river trip on your agenda.  This has been scheduled on the Columbus Holiday weekend so you can fit it in around your work schedule. A BIG THANKS to Lisa Byers and Dave Payne, with the US Forest Service, for making this river trip happen in Northern California!  For more information and to register, see the attached Trip Information and Registration Form.  Please register by September 25, 2014, as space is limited.  Keep your paddles wet as you continue to enjoy your summer!