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

CERP Applications Open

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SER is keeping our Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner application systems open between application windows.  This will allow you to complete your application as your schedule allows.    


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COVID-19 FIeldwork resources

This collection of protocols represents a range of field safety practices developed by restoration contractors, researchers, NGOs, and local and state government. 

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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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SCIENCe, policy & practice update

We're sharing this quarter's Science, Policy, and Practice Update to show the many different ways the Society has been working to advance our mission.

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We host webinars with experts from around the world to talk about restoration practice, science, and policy. On July 16, join us for a presentation on environmental DNA (eDNA) from practitioners and specialists - what it is, how you can use it, and where we're going.

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Members in action

Dave Polster is a plant ecologist with over 40 years of experience and runs his own consulting firm in British Columbia, Canada. We would like to extend special thanks to Dave for his years of service on the SER Board of Directors.

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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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