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


Join us in celebrating the people who can say #TheRiverIsMyOffice! A nationwide community of professionals work to ensure the health and wise management of these and other rivers: dedicated advocates, legislative leaders, agency planners, and field staff...along with river guides, engineers, legal experts, and YOU. RMS members, river-colleagues and friends: post your videos stories and photos on social media and be sure to use the hashtag #TheRiverIsMyOffice so that we can include them! Learn more and share your videos by visiting the RMS #TheRiverIsMyOffice web page. Check out existing videos on our #TheRiverIsMyOffice Youtube playlist.


Lead & 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 & 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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