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 and Chapter Officer Roles 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, 2015 through December 31, 2017):

 Chapter President: 
Louise Kling
111 SW Columbia Suite 1500
Portland, OR 97201
tel (503) 948-7291
Vice President :

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

tel (208) 962-3687



Martin Hudson
Bureau of Land Management
PO Box 768
Pinedale, WY 82941

tel (307) 367-5315
Events Coordinator
Colby Hawkinson
Bureau of Land Management 
2164 NE Spaulding
Grants Pass, OR 97526

tel (541) 471-6610



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

2015 Events for the RMS-Northwest Chapter

We are actively working to plan for several river trips this year and we are always looking for folks to lead a trip – please contact us with your ideas!


Chapter Update - 9/15/2015

RMS – Snake River trip CANCELLED.

We regret to announce that the RMS Fall Snake River trip is cancelled.  Please watch for an updated river trip schedule coming soon!  If you have ideas or want to host a river trip, please send you ideas our way!  We are always looking for individuals to take the lead on these fun opportunities for our organization.


2016 River Management Symposium and Outdoor Recreation Conference

The Call for Papers is out!  The deadline for your submittal is October 31.  The symposium is a great opportunity to share your experience with your colleagues. Please consider submitting being a part of next year’s Program! See the RMS website four details.


RMS Newsletter – Help Needed!

Our chapter is responsible for providing content for the upcoming RMS Newsletter.  We are coming up short on submittals.  Do you have a topic you are willing to write about for the upcoming issue?  The deadline is fast approaching – please contact Louise at if you are interested in contributing or have questions.  Your contribution would be much appreciated!