|JOIN OR RENEW SIERRARIOS MEMBERSHIP
Standard membership dues are $50. You can provide the contribution through various PAYMENT options, always with a note stating of what region you're interested in. Your dues entitle you to regional map access, possibly a book and DVD (if available), and shipping charges within the USA. If you would like the book/DVD shipped outside of the USA, additional charges apply (add $10 for other countries).
***$30** If you purchased a book elsewhere and just want membership and map access, you may make a contribution of only $30. Please also consider a DONATION above the normal membership dues to help support the nonprofit conservation programs.
By joining SierraRios, you will help support river conservation in Latin America through:
(a) research and documentation of Latin American rivers
(b) development of river appreciation programs such as guided river trips, outfitting services and rental services
(c) development of sustainable ecotourism based on free-flowing rivers such as training local guides program
(d) support of opposition campaigns to prevent damming of precious rivers (Save the Upper Amazon)
Standard dues entitle the member to choose a region of Latin America and receive:
(1) immediate online topographic map access to the selected region of Latin America (example map)
(2) an associated guidebook or book covering the same region (example guidebook)
(3) sometimes, a ~1 hr video (DVD) of rivers in the same region (example DVD image, example short film)
(4) access to rental and outfitting services
(5) reduced general contribution rates to join SierraRios kayak/raft river trips
(5) periodic offers of specially-discounted river trips
(6) periodic updates on conservation and river trip information [<5 emails/year]
(7) low rates to purchase SierraRios RAFTS and sometimes paddling gear (NRS gear, kayaks, rafts)
NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERS:
To join, send Rocky an email of your request, indicate what area of Latin America you are interested in, and make your payment by one of the methods outlined below. Remember to include your current shipping address, and if you are a new member, a brief description of what type of rivers you are interested in and what boats you tyipcally use (e.g. class III-IV rafter; class V kayaker; etc.). Your contact information will not be given to third parties. You will receive a confirmation email when your order is processed and also when the book/DVD is shipped (be patient, sometimes this can be a while).
REGIONS OF LATIN AMERICA:
Regional areas covered by SierraRios are listed below. They include Mexico, Central America, and Peru. Topographic maps are available immediately for any region selected. Books and DVDs are available only for some regions. If you pay dues for a certain region and gain topographic map access, you'll be scheduled to receive the associated book + DVD when published.
(1) Mexico: NORTE (clickable map)
This area covers the states of Chihuahua and Sonora, including the Copper Canyon and the incredible Río Mulatos-Aros. The guidebook "Mexican Whitewater: Norte", has been written and printed. The DVD is available. Access to topo maps and hydrographs will be provided immediately. [NOTE: as of July 27, 2013 a new batch of books is available with ~25 copies that can be sent out.]
(2) Mexico: OCCIDENTAL
This area covers the states of Sinaloa, Durango, Zacatecas, Jalisco, and Nayarit, including such rivers as Piaxtla, Mezquital, Atengo, and Grande de Santiago. Much of the guidebook, "Mexican Whitewater: Occidental", has been written, but has not been published/printed yet. The DVD has not been completed. Access to topo maps and hydrographs will be provided immediately.
(3) Mexico: SUR
This area covers the states of Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan, Mexico, Morelos, Guerrero, and Oaxaca, including such rivers as Ameca, Puerto Vallarta creeks, Ríos de Colima, Rio Balsas drainage, Río Copalita, and Río Atoyac-Verde. The guidebook "Mexican Whitewater: Sur", has not been completed, but all data has been gathered. The DVD has not been completed. Access to topo maps and hydrographs will be provided immediately.
(4) Mexico: ORIENTAL
This area covers the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, Queretaro, Veracruz, and northern Oaxaca. It includes rivers such as Ríos Guayalejo, Santa Maria, Moctezuma, Filo-Bobos, Alseseca, Jalcomulco, Santo Domingo, and del Oro. The guidebook "Mexican Whitewater: Oriental", has not been completed, but all data has been gathered. The DVD has not been completed. Access to topo maps and hydrographs will be provided immediately.
(5) Mesoamerica: MAYA
This area covers the states of Chiapas and Guatemala. It includes rivers such as the Usumacinta, Lacanjá, Almandro, Jataté, Cahabón, La Venta, and Motagua. The guidebook "Mayan Whitewater" will be completed in collaboration with Greg Schwendinger, but is not completed yet. The DVD has not been completed. Access to topo maps and hydrographs (of Chiapas) will be provided immediately.
(6) Peru: MARAÑON
This area covers the Upper Amazon: Río Marañon and its tributaries. The book "Last Descent of the Amazon", will describe the area. The full DVD has not been completed, but a shorter river conservation video has been completed. Access to topo maps will be provided immediately.
(7) Peru: MANTARO
This area covers the most distant sources of the Amazon, including Ríos Mantaro, Apurímac, and Urubamba. The book "First Descent of the Amazon", will describe journeys on these rivers. The DVD has not been completed. Access to annotated topo maps will be provided immediately.
(8) Peru: DEEPEST CANYONS
The book "Deepest Canyons of South America", will cover Pacific drainages in Peru, including Ríos Colca, Cotahuasi, Tambo, Cañete, Santa, Tumbes and others. The DVD has not been completed. Access to annotated topo maps will be provided immediately.