RMS Membership

Member Benefits

The River Management Society 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.

Rivers are our life's work! Through communication, outreach, training and resources, we support the individuals who study, protect and manage North America's rivers. We have a membership level for everyone interested in rivers! Please review Membership Levels and Benefits below for more information! 

Federal Employee Information

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Why Join?

“For those working in river management, RMS is a great resource. I really appreciated professionals from so many different organizations being a part of RMS. If you have questions or issues, it is easy to get answers and a variety of perspectives. Whether it be through emails, the newsletters, or the symposiums, you always had a variety of ways to learn new information and get questions answered. The river trips were always fun and informative as well. It was great to be a member for 25 years!” 

- Bill Blackwell, Retiree and Former RMS Member for 25 Years

& Levels






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$75/year (1-2 employees)
$150/year (3-5 employees)

$150/year (1-4 employees)
$200/year (1-8 employees)





Receive News Digest
(biweekly email)
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Members-only website  Check Mark Check Mark  Check Mark  Check Mark  Check Mark
RMS Listserv and archives  Check Mark Check Mark  Check Mark  Check Mark Check Mark 
Digital copy of quarterly 
RMS Journal
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RMS Membership Directory Check Mark  Check Mark Check Mark  Check Mark   Check Mark
Symposium discounts Check Mark  Check Mark Check Mark   Check Mark  Check Mark
Invitation to river trips
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 Printed copy of quarterly 
RMS Journal
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Participation in Professional
Purchase Program
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Vote and hold office X X X Check Mark Check Mark
Eligible for Professional 
Scholarship Program
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Lifetime Member Certificate & Letter of Appreciation
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* Organizational members receive one printed copy of each RMS Journal for their organization.
** Participation in the Professional Purchase Program is limited to one designated member per organization per calendar year.