Ecological Restoration: The process of assisting the recovery of an
ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed.

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We proudly invite you to Cape Town for the 8th World Conference on Ecological Restoration from 24-28 September. The conference theme is Restoring Land, Water & Community Resilience. Find out important deadlines and registration information on the SER2019 website.


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This presentation discusses the many of the findings and conclusions from the past 5 years on the US East Coast and will be geared towards initiating an open dialog focused on stream restoration as potential treatment available for TMDL compliance and water quality improvements in other areas of the US.


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Members receive access to the tools, information, and professional network needed 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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SERNews: Ecosystem Services

The articles in this quarter's member exclusive newsletter illustrate important ecosystem services outcomes that restoration provides for human communities. Sign in to access the current issue and full archive.

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current research

SER's scientific and technical peer-reviewed journal fosters the exchange of ideas among the many disciplines involved in the process of ecological restoration. An online subscription is now included with all memberships.  (Member access)

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Search SER's databases of restoration projects, publications, and firms. Add your resources or get your company listed. 

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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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