Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky,
West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, and South

Welcome to the Southeast Chapter of the River Management Society!


2019 Chattooga River Trip - Register here!

Join the Southeast Chapter on Friday, August 30th for a paddle down Section 3 or 4 of the Chattooga River (water level will determine final selection of section). Trip participants may either help paddle rafts outfitted by Wildwater Outfitters, or bring their own kayak, whitewater canoe, or personal raft. The Chattooga River, forming the northern boundary between Georgia and South Carolina, is a Wild & Scenic River managed by Nantahala, Sumter and Chattahooche National Forests. Steeped in whitewater history, Section 3 is a scenic class III float, and Section 4 is class IV.


The River Management Society (RMS) is a national nonprofit professional organization dedicated to protecting North

American rivers. The Southeast Chapter is one of seven chapters in the United States established to help the RMS
further its mission by providing opportunities for members to network, learn, and share their knowledge
of river management through participation in SE Chapter activities as well as activities at the National level.

RMS Membership

The River Management Society has a membership level for everyone interested in rivers – from the professional 
to the interested citizen, from the career manager to the student just learning about rivers. 
We invite you to join or renew today!
Check out your great membership benefits including ListServe, members-only publications, the River Studies and 
Leadership Certificate program, and our job board.


Southeast Chapter Update

  Andrew Mindermann, SE Chapter member, wins ESRI National Story Map Award. 
View the interactive paddling map at http://tnvalleywatertrails.org/.

Chapter Officers & Bylaws

Chapter Officers are volunteers from the Southeastern States who organize activities, represent the nation's region in 
national discussions and support an active chapter membership. Officers are elected to serve, or appointed to fill vacancies,
for terms noted. Learn about chapter governance by reviewing the RMS Southeast Chapter Bylaws

Any professional RMS member in good standing is eligible to run for office. Candidates should be willing to take an active
role and be knowledgeable of the Chapter Officer Roles. Contact any Southeast Chapter officer to become involved in local
or national RMS activities.
 Chapter officers serve a three (3) year term. The incoming slate will serve through 2017.

Jane Polansky
Tennessee Scenic Rivers Administrator
William R. Snodgrass TN Tower
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243


  (615) 456-3843

  [email protected]

Mitch Reid
Director, Alabama Rivers Alliance
2014 6th Ave. N #200
Birmingham, AL 35203

  (202) 322-6395         
[email protected]

Glen Bishop
Department of Park, Recreation and Hospitality Administration
1205 N. El Paso Ave
Williamson Hall
Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, AR 72801
  (479) 964-3228              
[email protected]
Karen Swank Kustafik
City of Columbia Department of Utilities and Engineering
Stormwater Environmental Specialist
PO Box 147
Columbia, SC 29217


  (803) 545-4157
  [email protected]










RMS Journals with a Southeast Focus

The Spring 2017, Vol. 30, No.1 edition of the RMS Journal was focused on the Southeast. Learn more about the journal and 
read the most recent issue here. To read all of our back issues online, become a member of RMS! All editions of the journal
are archived and are available along with other Society publications on the members-only side of our website.


Chapter members are encouraged to participate in and when possible help organize float trips, workshops, training sessions, 
webinars, and other events including the biennial RMS Symposium. Check this site and other chapter sites for RMS activities
and events. Members are also encouraged to be a presenter at the biennial RMS Symposium, submit articles for publication
in the National RMS Journal, and submit information for our Chapter newsletter and website. Finally, remember to provide
society representation at state or regional meetings of other groups when possible, and often reach out to people for the
purpose of recruiting young professionals and helping all members feel informed and welcome.  

2012 North American River Management Symposium Program - Final

Symposium Logistics

Symposium Other Activities

Symposium Registration Form

2011 Accomplishments

2010 Accomplishments

2009 Accomplishments

2008 Accomplishments