SER is the leading international organization working on the science, practice, and policy of ecological restoration

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The Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner application window is NOW OPEN through April 17, 2020. Find out more about application requirements and begin your application today.  


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February webinars

We have three exciting webinars scheduled for February covering a range of restoration topics. Talks will address using the recently released Companion to the Short Term Action Plan on Ecosystem Restoration, tallgrass prairie restoration, and the benefits of becoming a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner. 

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Become a Member

Access the tools, information, and professional network you need to support this critically important work. We offer individual memberships for all career stages and bundled memberships for businesses and organizations.

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APPLY by February 21

SER is now accepting nominations for its upcoming Board of Directors election. Board members play an active role in setting the strategic direction of SER and in guiding its committees. 

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Updated in September 2019, the Standards establish eight principles that underpin ecological restoration and provide recommended performance measures for restorative activities, providing a blueprint for projects to achieve ecological and social goals. 


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networking opportunities 

SER's regional chapters and sections host regular meetings to give you a chance to meet and learn from other restorationists in your area! 

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Our Mission

SER advances the science, practice and policy of ecological restoration to sustain biodiversity, improve resilience in a changing climate, and re-establish an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture.

Our Vision

Ecological restoration becomes a fundamental component of conservation and sustainable development programs throughout the world by virtue of its inherent capacity to provide people with the opportunity to not only repair ecological damage, but also improve the human condition.

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