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					                                                                                  RMS 2010 Work Plan (Draft #2)
Goal 1: Professional Development – Encourage career-long learning and leadership in river management and science.
Objective 1.1: Support consistency and quality in river management for use in higher education, certification programs and hiring.

                                                              Actions                                                                Responsibility      Deadline                       Status

Develop a short white paper on 2 to 3 alternative types of continuing education credits for Board consideration.               Mary Crockett           9-1

Objective 1.2: Expand the range of professional development services available to those exploring or employed in the field of river management.

                                                              Actions                                                                Responsibility      Deadline                       Status

Maintain job board on RMS website.                                                                                             Caroline Kurz           Ongoing

Provide RMS internship opportunities.                                                                                          Caroline Kurz           Ongoing

Objective 1.3: Provide an array of current, accurate, accessible and easy-to-use member services, technologies and benefits that support active networking and interactive learning among members.

                                                              Actions                                                                Responsibility      Deadline                       Status

Maintain RMS listserve.                                                                                                        Caroline Kurz           Ongoing

Replenish merchandise stock: tee shirts, stocking caps.                                                                        Debbie Johnson          3-1

Add remaining 2007, 2008, and all 2009 newsletter articles to online searchable archive.                                       Chet Crowser/Intern     6-1

Objective 1.4: Provide training opportunities in state-of-the-art technologies and science pertaining to river management.

                                                              Actions                                                                Responsibility      Deadline                       Status

Hold 2010 River Ranger Rendezvous (RRR).                                                                                       Northwest Chapter       9-1

Plan for 2011 Interagency River Managers Workshop.                                                                             Caroline Kurz           4-1

Conduct 2010 RMS Symposium.                                                                                                    Denny Huffman           5-1

Objective 1.5: Recognize and reward excellence and professional contribution by those who study, protect, and manage rivers.

                                                              Actions                                                                Responsibility      Deadline                       Status

Bestow 2010 RMS awards.                                                                                                        Awards Committee        4-1
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Goal 2: Information – Promote development and sharing of information and knowledge about river ecosystems and their management.
Objective 2.1: Stimulate research and applied science projects in river ecology and river management.

                                                         Actions                                                                  Responsibility          Deadline               Status

Administer 2010 contracts.                                                                                                   L. Larson/C. Kurz          Ongoing

Objective 2.2: Increase recognition of RMS as a leading source of information about rivers and river management.

                                                         Actions                                                                  Responsibility          Deadline               Status

Update and publish the RMS river log.                                                                                        G.Marsh/Intern/C.          3-1
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Publish 2010 quarterly journals; post online.                                                                                C.Kurz/C.Crowser           Ongoing

Objective 2.3: Ensure that the body of knowledge possessed by members and created by RMS activities is documented, objective, scientifically sound, replicable and accessible.

                                                         Actions                                                                  Responsibility          Deadline               Status

Post 2010 work plan online.                                                                                                  Chet Crowser, intern       1-1




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Goal 3: Education – Advance the use of science and research in river policy formulation, decision-making and management.

Objective 3.1: Support sound policy and decision-making by increasing the availability of up-to-date and accurate science and information about rivers and their ecosystems.

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Objective 3.2: Assist organizations that promote policies complementary to the RMS mission by providing them with credible, compelling and cutting-edge state of the art research, science and data.

                                                         Actions                                                                  Responsibility          Deadline                       Status

Select and schedule meeting with professional societies and exchange information.                                            All Board Members         Ongoing




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Goal 4: Capacity Building – Enhance the organization’s ability to achieve its mission.
Objective 4.1: Retain existing members through active chapters.

                                                         Actions                                                           Responsibility          Deadline   Status

Organize and hold two activities per chapter.                                                                        Chapter Presidents          10-1

Provide quarterly chapter updates to RMS newsletter.                                                                 Chapter Presidents          Ongoing

Send two mailings per chapter to members (e.g., event invitation, newsletter, update on activities, ballot, etc.).   Chapter Presidents          Ongoing

Send list of expiring members to Chapter secretaries (or delegates) monthly to facilitate personal contact.          Caroline Kurz               Ongoing

Offer merchandise at 2010 Symposium                                                                                  Debbie Johnson              5-1

Objective 4.2: Achieve 5% annual growth in membership.

                                                         Actions                                                           Responsibility          Deadline   Status

Each RMS Board member recruits two new members.                                                                      Board Members               10-1

Each RMS Board member considers giving away up to two associate memberships to deserving candidates.                 Board Members               10-1

Each Chapter officer personally invites one non RMS member to an RMS national or chapter activity.                   Chapter Officers            10-1

Objective 4.3: Diversify the membership.

                                                         Actions                                                           Responsibility          Deadline   Status

Identify events in each Chapter to present RMS display; compile schedule for circulation.                            Chapter Presidents          Ongoing

Maintain and improve RMS website.                                                                                    C. Crowser/H.Burpee         Ongoing

Maintain RMS membership group on Facebook.                                                                           Kristina Ryland             Ongoing

Objective 4.4: Enhance national and chapter structure.

                                                         Actions                                                           Responsibility          Deadline   Status

Develop annual or biennial 2010 chapter work plans.                                                                  Chapter Presidents          1-1

Conduct elections for chapter officers where needed.                                                                 C.Kurz                      As needed

Post and update chapter web pages.                                                                                   Chapter                     2-1
                                                                                                                     presidents/Crowser/Intern
Develop and adopt guidelines for chapter accounting controls.                                                        L.Larson                    1-1

Conduct scoping exercise at 2010 Symposium to validate/update RMS Strategic Plan.                                    Steve Johnson               5-1

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Goal 4 (continued): Capacity Building – Enhance the organization’s ability to achieve its mission.
Objective 4.5: Diversify funding sources and increase funding levels.

                                                   Actions                                                          Responsibility              Deadline   Status

Submit letters of inquiry and grant proposals with a goal of increasing organizational capacity.    L.Lacy/C.Sperry/J.MacCartney/J.Krienitz   Ongoing

Evaluate CFC program. Prepare annual CFC application, and submit to Conservation and Preservation   S.Johnson/ L.Larson                       10-1
Charities of America.
Pursue ways to reduce costs for RMS annual business meeting, including travel.                      All board members                         Ongoing

Develop and initiate agency-focused fundraising strategy.                                           R.Welsh/G.Marsh                           2-1

Develop and initiate multi-faceted fundraising campaign with a goal of raising $60K by the end of                                             2-1
2010 and $120K by the end of 2011.
Evaluate membership dues and submit recommendations to board.                                       R.Welsh/C.Sperry                          1-1

Objective 4.6: Expand the organization’s administrative, programmatic and support staff.

                                                   Actions                                                          Responsibility              Deadline   Status

Develop and adopt human resources policy and employee handbook.                                     Dennis Willis                             1-1

Advertise new staff position, conduct interviews and hire new staff.                                Steve Johnson                             4-1

Train new staff.                                                                                    S.Johnson/C.Kurz                          5-1

Objective 4.7: Develop and expand partnerships to leverage capabilities and share resources.

                                                   Actions                                                          Responsibility              Deadline   Status

Identify potential partners and location for 2012 RMS Symposium.                                    Board Members                             10-1




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Potential Future Projects
Objective 1.1: Support consistency and quality in river management for use in higher education, certification programs and hiring.

                                                           Action                                                                 Contact Person                              Status

Identify 5 to 15 universities with potential core courses and specialty areas related to river management. Summarize common   Rachel Peters         Need to confirm that Rachel is still interested.
course title similarities and structures in report.
Objective 1.2: Expand the range of professional development services available to those exploring or employed in the field of river management.

                                                           Action                                                                 Contact Person                              Status

Reevaluate the RMS job board - including frequency of use, effectiveness, method of population, marketing, and location on
website (member/public).
Promote and encourage implementation of the RMS mentor program, and provide a list of ongoing activities.

Objective 2.2: Increase recognition of RMS as a leading source of information about rivers and river management.

                                                           Action                                                                 Contact Person                              Status

Develop a comprehensive, searchable catalog database of a broad range of river management actions, issues, alternatives,      Charlie Sperry
decisions, solutions and practices.
Objective 2.3: Ensure that the body of knowledge possessed by members and created by RMS activities is documented, objective, scientifically sound, replicable and accessible.

                                                           Action                                                                 Contact Person                              Status

Circulate concept for a professional web-based river management journal among 10 to 15 academics and                          Doug Whittaker
managers and recruit two co-editors.
Launch online Journal of River Management Society.                                                                            Doug Whittaker

Objective 3.2: Assist organizations that promote policies complementary to the RMS mission by providing them with credible, compelling and cutting-edge state of the art research, science and data.

                                                           Action                                                                 Contact Person                              Status

Advance ‘Visiting River Experts’ program.




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