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.

Early registration open: Mountain Creeks to Metro Canals River Management Symposium

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April 12-15, 2021 hosted virtually by RMS, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, and Virginia Commonwealth University

Themes: conservation partnership development, new technology available to restore and monitor streams, Wild and Scenic Rivers designation and management, and river access design for urban and rural rivers. Build skills, collaborate, and grow your network!

Early registration is open through Feb. 28 and saves $30 on registration. Members save an additional $30, so it's a great time to join RMS!

The virtual format offers more opportunities to for sponsors to share their organizations' success stories and connect with new professional peers and partners than at any past symposium or conference. 

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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 Youtube #TheRiverIsMyOffice playlist.



Covid-19 River Opening Guidance

Our Covid-19 River Opening Guidance page includes a nationwide survey conducted by
Confluence Consulting that gives signs, tips, state and county guidance etc. 



Exclusive Opportunities to Lead & Excel

RMS membership gives you instant access to the nation's largest network of experienced river professionals through our Membership Directory and moderated Listserve. You also receive free publications like the biweekly News Digest email and quarterly RMS Journal. Members are 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 with Professionals

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 RMS Careers and Job Board, updated daily, to see openings for 50-100 river-related professional positions across the nation, with new posts arriving weekly.

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