SER Congratulates Parks Canada for Restoring Ecological Integrity in its National Parks

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  The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) would like to congratulate Parks Canada for its world-leading work in establishing and managing protected areas, and particularly for its successes in restoring the ecological integrity of Canada’s national parks. The recent Parks Canada publication, Action on the Ground III is an inspiring testament to what can be achieved thr... read more

SER Student Association Program Re-Launched!

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SER’s Student Association Program provides an opportunity for students interested in ecological restoration and related fields to become involved in SER’s global network, participate in SER conferences and events, and take advantage of SER resources. Organized and run entirely by the students themselves, student associations – previously known as student guilds &... read more

SER Launches the SER Member Directory

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SER Announces the Launch of the Member Directory SER is pleased to announce the launch of SER's brand new Member Directory! The Member Directory is a member-only benefit which gives members access to a dynamic online community focused on ecological restoration.  About The Member Directory    The Member Directory gives members access to a number of exciting functio... read more

SER Publishes Information Notes for Convention on Biological Diversity COP11

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The Society for Ecological Restoration, in collaboration with our global partners, has published three Information Notes for the upcoming meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in India. The 11th meeting of the Conference of the to the Convention on Biological Diversity will be held in Hyderabad, India October 8-19 2012. We expect that these documents will provide the fo... read more

Tidal Marsh Restoration

Posted by Charles T. Roman and David M. Burdick

Edited by Charles T. Roman and David M. Burdick Tidal Marsh Restoration provides the scientific foundation and practical guidance necessary for coastal zone stewards to initiate salt marsh tidal restoration programs. The book compiles, synthesizes, and interprets the current state of knowledge on the science and practice of salt marsh restoration, bringing together leaders across a range ... read more

SER Announces Release of "Ecological Restoration for Protected Areas: Principles, Guidelines and Best Practices"

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The Society for Ecological Restoration announced the release of “Ecological Restoration for Protected Areas: Principles, Guidelines and Best Practices” at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea, on September 7, 2012.  This is the latest volume in the IUCN’s Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines series, recognized as a source of leading-edge guid... read more

NEW SER Book: Tidal Marsh Restoration- A Synthesis of Science and Practice

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Tidal Marsh Restoration by Charles T. Roman and David M. Burdick is the latest title in the SER-Island Press book series The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration. The book provides the scientific foundation and practical guidance necessary for coastal zone stewards to initiate salt marsh tidal restoration programs. Compiling a synthesizes and interpretation of the current state of kno... read more

Ramsar Briefing Note: The Benefits of Wetland Restoration

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This Briefing Note, entitled The Benefits of Wetland Restoration, is now available on Ramsar’s website. It provides brief wetland restoration case studies and explains linkages with other Ramsar and international environmental agreement policies. For more information, Click here read more

Europe: Mapping to inform conservation and habitat restoration

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The latest issue of Science for Environment Policy has highlighted a paper by CEH scientists Dr. Danny Hooftman and Prof James Bullock, "Mapping to Inform Conservation: A case study of changes in semi-natural habitats and their connectivity over 70 years". Their findings have particular relevance as an important first step for those engaged in habitat restoration work at landscape and regional ... read more

California Tahoe Conservancy: Restoring Conservancy Lands Following the Angora Fire- A Preliminary Assessment

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The California Tahoe Conservancy has just released a report on the outcomes of active restoration of 40 acres of Conservancy lands where all trees were killed by the 2007 Angora fire in South Lake Tahoe. That fire burned 3,100 forested acres. Post-fire Conservancy goals were to re-establish a native forest, reduce hazards posed by dead trees, and avoid water quality impacts. The report's author... read more