Welcome to the Southwest Chapter of the River Management Society!
The Southwest Chapter is comprised of river managers from the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. Our goal is to further the RMS mission by providing a regional forum for Southwest members to discuss river management issues and strategies through active participation in chapter meetings and events usually in a fun, friendly, and scenic environment.
Your Chapter Officers (below) are working hard to represent the Southwestern States by promoting regional activities, representing the southwest in national discussions and supporting an active chapter membership. Chapter Bylaws provide direction for meetings and activities of the SW Chapter, and Chapter accomplishments for 2011 and prior years are posted. We hope these activities will interest you. If you work in a river management field and live in one of the SW states we invite you to join now!
Southwest Chapter Officers
Any professional member is eligible to run for office. Officers serve a three (3) year term. Candidates should be informed regarding Chapter Officer Roles and be willing to be an active participant. Contact any Southwest Chapter officer to become involved in local or national RMS activities. Current officers were elected to serve from 2012 through 2015.
Utah State University
125 West 200 South
Moab, UT 84532
tel (435) 259-7432
PO Box 2123
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
|tel (970) 967-9568
Greg Trainor, Secretary
City of Grand Junction
Public Works and Utilities
250 N. 5th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
|tel (970) 244-1564
Bureau of Land Management
82 E Dogwood
Moab, UT 84532
|tel (435) 259-2136
RMS Journals with a Southwest Focus
The most recent RMS Journal with a SW focus is Spring, 2013, Volume 26, No.1. You can view the most recent RMS Journal by clicking here. For access to back issues online, join RMS today! Past RMS Journals are rchived and are available along with other Society publications on the members-only side of this website.
Upcoming Southwest Chapter Activities
This site lists activities and happenings with River Management in the Southwestern States. If you have an activity or happening in your Southwestern state please contact one of the chapter officers to post your event!
Current SW Chapter Events and Tips
2013 Southwest Chapter Spring Float!
Where: San Juan, Bluff to Mexican Hat
Date: Gather at Bluff May 16 pm; put-in noon, May 17; take out May 19
Information: This trip will provide great insights into Southwestern US cultural resources, restoration, memberships, and endangered species. Looks to be a great effort by the BLM to provide boats, kitchens, and archeologists for discussion about the Mammoth (petroglyph) panel and hike. We will meet staff of the Navajo Nation's Department of Fish and Wildlife with access to Chinle Wash. Discussion with BLM Archeologist Don Simonis "Mammoth (petroglyph) panel and other cultural resources" on Friday, May 17. Camp sites are reserved.
Food: Breakfast May 17 through Lunch May 19
Menu: We have a tenative menu and shopping list, but open to suggestions and food preferences (any vegetarian, vegan or other neeeds?)
Gear: BLM: 2-16 foot, 1-14 foot (paddle); Trainor 1-16 foot; Jalbert 1-14 foot (paddle); Limit 4 boats depending on size of trip, but want people traveling together to talk and discuss RMS topics: visitormanagement, river restoration; RMS membership, activate members; Fish recovery program, Navaho nation policies and practices; protect cultural resources, etc.
Gear(con't)...BLM kitchen, groovers; Trainor 4-burner Partner stove/propane/blanket/firepan
Persons: Personal river gear, life jacket (type 3/5); Let us know if you need life jacket; rain gear/warm layers!
Trip leader: Todd Parker, Monticello BLM
Eddy Benally, Navaho Fish and Wildlife
Cost: Food, shuttle fuel, permit estimated $80.00
plus RMS membership:see www.river-management.org/membership:
Send $80 to: Greg Trainor, 2514 Snowmass Court, Grand Junction, Colorado 81507
RMS Log-in to RMS and start or renew membership
Deadline for money receipt: Friday, May 3 (First come...)
Questions: Contact Greg Trainor, 970-245-7613;
Articles of Chapter Interest
1-18-2013 Initial restoration report on a great restoration project at Granite in the Grand Canyon. See before and after images and a conceptualization five years out.
11-19-2012 Episode I video of the post-rockfall Warm Springs Rapid
8-10-2012 Read the attached document with photos on the recent rockfall at Warm Springs Rapid on the Yampa River in Dinosaur National Monument. (Herm Hoops)