River Management Society

Explore 103 National Wildlife Refuge Water Trails online via nationalriversproject.com

Photo by Marcia Pradines, USFWS: Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia is one of the many rivers now accessible on nationalriversproject.com. Here, visitors may spot black bear, cranes, alligators and tortoises!

Dozens of popular paddling destinations along National Wildlife Refuge Water Trails are now even more accessible online having been recently added to the National Rivers Project (NRP), an interactive map and online database which helps to identify, explore and plan river trips. The NRP now includes 18 National Wildlife Refuges and features 103 water trails and 50 access points managed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).


Oct. 20 & 27: River Access Planning Guide Workshop

Let this workshop help you launch a new skill set for planning and thinking through successful river access. The 2-day course presents a six-phase planning and implementation process for considering and developing access along a river corridor. Hands-on, interactive exercises will showcase the methodology of the new River Access Planning Guide, a decision-making and project planning tool. 

Register here

RMS 2021-2023 Board of Directors Officer Election

Please review the statements of the candidates running for office as leaders of the national board.  Candidates for each office are uncontested, and we ask that you cast your votes here to reflect your support for them individually, as well as for the slate.  The polls will be open through October 2, 2020. Professional, Lifetime and Student members are eligible to vote.

Vote today!

Southwest Chapter Paddling Trip announced for Oct. 9-11, 2020 on the Gunnison River in CO

It's time to enjoy the late summer/fall weather and the comradery of other River Management Society members on a float trip on the Gunnison River through the Dominguez/Escalante National Conservation Area! Please see the information below, and if interested, please contact Stuart Schneider at [email protected] or Rob White at [email protected].


RMS hosts Nolichucky River Gorge trip with Wild and Scenic River advocates, river managers

 Photo by Jack Henderson.

The Nolichucky River Gorge may be one step closer to earning Wild and Scenic River (WSR) designation following an August river trip with RMS members and Nolichucky WSR advocates. Attendees learned more about what a Wild & Scenic Nolichucky Gorge would look like and how it could benefit local communities and affect management decisions. They also discussed updates on the legislative status and where to go from here.

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