Welcome to the Southwest Chapter of the River Management Society!
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 2014 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!
RMS Journals with a Southwest Focus
Upcoming Southwest Chapter Activities
SW Chapter Bylaws - Voice to approve the updated bylaws! Vote here by July 15, 2016.
The Southwest Chapter has updated its bylaws to reflect the current officer roles and responsibilities. You can read the Recommended SW Chapter Bylaws here, and vote in favor of their adoption here. Thank you for taking in interest in your chapter's governance!
SW Chapter Events and Trips
Gunnison River, Colorado Float Trip
July 28, 29, 30, 2017
Join the Southwest Chapter for a Gunnison River, Colorado float trip. Meet at Almont Campground Friday, July 28th, 2017 (one mile south of Almont, Co. on the east side of Highway 135 at 6:00 pm. Dinner will be on your own the first night. Saturday, July 29th, put in at either 5-Mile on the Taylor River (Class II+) or at Almont (Class II) at 9:00 am and float to Riverway take out, just south of US Highway 50. Lunch at the Gunnison Whitewater Park. (Class II-III) Back at Almont Campground for a steak dinner. Sunday, July 29th breakfast will be on your own. For more information please email Southwest Chapter Trip Coordinator, Stuart Schneider at email@example.com.
Browns Canyon National Monument Float Trip
July 30, 31, 2016
Join staff from the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) for an Arkansas River float trip through the newly designated Browns Canyon National Monument. We'll put in at Ruby Mountain, and take out at the Hecla Junction Recreation Site with optional overnight camping available in Browns Canyon or at the Hecla Junction Campground. Meet at 9:00 am at the Ruby Mountain Recreation Site on Saturday, July 30th. Bring your own raft and/or kayak, rentals are available from local outfitters, or there is a limited amount of availability in AHRA paddleboats. Registration is required in advance. Please utilize this link for more information or call 719-539-7289.
River Ranger Rendezvous
August 16 -18, 2016
Three Day, Green River Trip through Lodore Canyon, take-out at Spit Mountain Campground
Dinosaur National Monument
This is a three-day, two-night river trip in Dinosaur National Monument; topics and discussion will take place on the boats and in evening camps. Flexibility will be the watchword. Meals are provided by Don Hatch Expeditions. There will be two cooks who are responsible for food preparation and clean-up logistics. No meat alternatives are planned. Cooks will also be participants.
Shuttles are provided by River Runner Transport
Once registration has closed (July 31), details of shuttles, boats and gear will be determined. Read on for details...
Articles of Chapter Interest
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)