Welcome to the Northwest Chapter of the River Management Society!  Comprised of RMS members from the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming the NW Chapter is the largest RMS chapter averaging 150 members. Our goal is to further the mission of RMS by providing a regional forum for members to network, learn, and expand their knowledge of river management through participation and involvement in NW Chapter activities while also enjoying themselves. The chapter has a diverse membership, representing private, educational and governmental institutions and organizations.

Your chapter officers work hard to represent you and facilitate an active membership. Chapter Bylaws provide direction for the functioning of the NW Chapter.  Chapter accomplishments are many and we hope upcoming activities will interest youJoin RMS now!

Chapter Officers


Any professional member is eligible to run for office; officers serve a 3-year term. Candidates should be informed regarding and Chapter Officer Roles be willing to be an active participant. Contact any Northwest Chapter officer to become involved in local or national RMS activities.

Northwest Chapter Officers (January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2017):

 Chapter President: 
Louise Kling
111 SW Columbia Suite 1500
Portland, OR 97201
tel (503) 948-7291
[email protected]
Vice President :

Ryan Turner
Bureau of Land Management
2 Butte Dr
Cottonwood, ID  83522

tel (208) 962-3687
[email protected]



Martin Hudson
Bureau of Land Management
PO Box 768
Pinedale, WY 82941

tel (307) 367-5315
[email protected]
Events Coordinator
Colby Hawkinson
Bureau of Land Management 
2164 NE Spaulding
Grants Pass, OR 97526

tel (541) 471-6610
[email protected]



RMS-Northwest Chapter Events



Deschutes River Trip
June 23rd - 25th
Click HERE for more information
2017 River Ranger Rendezvous
 June 6th - 9th
Click HERE for more information

Special 2017 RRR Membership Upgrade Form  (open through February 1, 2018)


2016 Rogue River Trip - Colby Hawkinson, NW Chapter Events Coordinator

Chapter Updates

Meeting Minutes - 6/27/2016

Meeting Minutes - 5/19/2016 @ RMS/SORP Symposium in Boise


RMS Newsletter – Help Needed!

Our chapter is responsible for providing content for the upcoming RMS Newsletter.  We are coming up short on submittals.  Do you have a topic you are willing to write about for the upcoming issue?  The deadline is fast approaching – please contact Louise at [email protected] if you are interested in contributing or have questions.  Your contribution would be much appreciated!