Supporting professionals who study, protect and manage North America's rivers

The River Management Society (RMS) is the nation's premier network connecting those who work on and for rivers with their river professional peers, including outfitters and guides, rangers, planners and landscape architects, fluvial geomorphologists, environmental lawyers and policymakers, students, professors, researchers and authors. 

Your Work is Our Passion!

The only authoritative, multi-partner geospatial recreation-oriented US river map Wild and Scenic Rivers Training
Handy, easy-to-read guides that include river flows below hydro dams
Multi-disciplinary program at US colleges and universities

For organization leaders and river managers


River management and stewardship workshops and certifications

RMS News

Congratulations to 2024 RMS Award Winners
River Management Society announces 2024 River Studies and Leadership Certificate Recipients
Nevada River Trip Planning Resources Get a Boost
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Lead and Excel

RMS membership gives you instant access to the nation's largest network of experienced river professionals through our Membership Directory and moderated Listserv. Members receive free publications like the biweekly News Digest email and quarterly RMS Journal. They're also invited to exclusive training opportunities and workshops and receive discounts for our biennial Symposium and professional purchase deals. 

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Connect and Explore

Learn about and meet the outstanding individuals who have been recognized for their contributions to rivers! Members are invited to river trips organized by RMS volunteers in our Regional Chapters, which provide excellent opportunities to network and grow within your region. Visit Positions with Our Partners and the RMS Job Board, updated daily, to see openings for river-related professional positions across the nation.

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