River Management Society

Welcome James Major, RMS’ new National Rivers Project Coordinator 

James Major, River Management Society National Rivers Project CoordinatorPlease welcome James Major to the River Management Society (RMS) team as the new National Rivers Project (NRP) Coordinator. James holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Oregon as well as a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy from Northern Arizona University.

He is one of 25 students who have completed the RMS River Studies and Leadership Certificate (RSLC) since 2014 and has already experienced working with RMS through this program. His technical experience includes geographic information systems (GIS), Structure from Motion modeling and geospatial coding, and he is well-versed in Wild and Scenic Rivers history and policies.


RMS National Board of Directors Nominations due August 15


Dear RMS Members,

You are invited to become a leader in the River Management Society (RMS).  We are seeking members who would like to contribute in a leadership role to advance the RMS mission to support professionals who study, manage and protect rivers.  


#TheRiverIsMyOffice: Celebrating River Professionals

Luigi - Yampa River guide - most junior, plenty skilled and thoughtful

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 Youtube #TheRiverIsMyOffice playlist.


 Wood River SUP

Paddlers now able to explore recently designated Wild and Scenic Rivers with new content added to the National Rivers Project database and interactive map

The National Rivers Project (NRP) has made it easier than ever for outdoors and paddlesports enthusiasts to explore new sections of America’s Wild and Scenic Rivers with the recent addition of 21 river segments and 46 access points. The NRP is the United States' ever-growing comprehensive, authoritative database and interactive map that records and shares paddling information for Wild & Scenic Rivers, water trails and select whitewater rivers. This information is sourced and vetted by local managers and is available to the public online at www.nationalriversproject.com.


VCU Biologial Study

Graduates prepare for careers in river management after receiving national River Studies & Leadership Certificate

Seventeen students from across the country are well prepared for careers in river management and conservation after graduating with the River Studies & Leadership Certificate (RSLC) in the 2019-2020 academic year. The certificate is awarded by the River Management Society (RMS) after students complete rigorous interdisciplinary coursework and service, demonstrating a promising interest in river-based science, policy, conservation, education and recreation. RSLC students demonstrate real-world application of their knowledge and skills through professional experience or an internship with a river project.

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