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SER Photo Contest Winners

Tuesday, January 16, 2018  
Posted by: Rebecca Shoer
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SER is pleased to announce the winners of our 2017 Photo Contest! We had over a hundred submissions from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.

There were five categories for submission: Restoration in Action, Restoration Before and After, Flora and Fauna, Ecosystems, and Human Dimensions of Restoration. 

The Grand Prize winner received a free SER membership, a year subscription to Restoration Ecology, and a cash prize of $100. The other four winners received a free SER subscription and Restoration Ecology, and Honorable Mentions received a free membership to SER.

Below are the winning photographs. Congratulations to our winners!

 

  Plaine de la Crau, France. Winner, Restoration in Action and Grand Prize Winner: Recreation of a soil after quarring exploitation - restoration of a sub-steppic grassland. (Julie Chenot)
  Tallin, Harjumaa, Estonia. Winner, Ecosystems: Peatfield after restoration activities (rewetting) is very good growing place for cottongrass (Eriophorum vaginatum) tussocks. During the springtime, rewetted milled peatland looks very nice with blooming tussocks, especially with similar clouds in the sky. (Anna-Helena Purre)
  Wisconsin, US. Winner, Flora and Fauna: Hand pollination of prairie white-fringed orchid (Platanthera leucophaea) at The Swamp Lovers Preserve. (Steve Glass)
  Province of Los Santos, Panama. Winner, Human Dimensions of Restoration: Local cattle rancher with saddle bags full of native tree species to be planted in the degraded riparian areas of his pastures. (Jacob Slusser)
  The Presidio, San Francisco, CA. Winner, Restoration Before & After (1/8): These photos depict a former US Army landfill and brownfield that contained a culverted creek that once drained to a salt marsh in San Francisco Bay. This photo depicts the site as it existed in 2004, pre construction. (Lew Stringer)
  (2/8): This photo was taken during construction and daylighting in 2005. (Lew Stringer)
   (3/8): Volunteers and Staff staff grew and outplanted over 80 species of native plants. (Lew Stringer)
  (4/8): This photo shows the progress of vegetation growth in 2006. (Lew Stringer)
  (5/8): This photo shows the progress of vegetation growth in 2007. (Lew Stringer)
  (6/8): This photo shows the progress of vegetation growth in 2008. (Lew Stringer)
  (7/8): This photo shows the progress of vegetation growth in 2009. (Lew Stringer)
  (8/8): Volunteers and Staff staff grew and outplanted over 80 species of native plants. (Lew Stringer)
  Province of Herrera, Panama. Honorable mention: Ecosystems. Diverse-species mixed fences found commonly in the cattle pasture landscapes of the dry tropical forests of the Azuero Peninsula. (Jacob Slusser)
   Bahia, Brazil. Honorable mention: Flora and Fauna. Iguana (Iguana iguana) track at ecological restoration area in coastal resting vegetation. (Danilo Lima)
  Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Honorable mention: Restoration in Action. Wildlands plant around 1 million indigenous trees back into the ground annually to restore degraded areas in South Africa. (Kelvin Trautman)
   Shallow Harbour Farm, West Falkland. Honorable mention: Human Dimensions of Restoration. Andrew and Daisy collect native plant seed on a their grandparents farm in West Falkland. The seed will be used by Falklands Conservation to restore eroded ground across the Falkland Islands. (Marlene Marsh)
  Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Honorable mention: Restoration Before & After (1/2). Embayment D is on Tommy Thompson Park, an artificially created landform from rubble in Toronto. It lacked vegetation and structural fish habitat. The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Restoration Projects Group designed and restored the Embayment. In total a 6 ha coastal wetland was restored and is now habitat for a variety of terrestrial and aquatic species. (Natalie Hryshko)
  Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Honorable mention: Restoration Before & After (2/2). (Natalie Hryshko)
   

 





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