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

New Guidelines for Shellfish reef restoration

The Nature Conservancy and SER collaborated to develop guidelines for restoration in shellfish reef. The guidelines cover all aspects of restoration projects and offer case studies from around the world.


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This webinar covers the recent publication of the Application of Quality Assurance and Quality Control Principles to Ecological Restoration Project Monitoring and addresses challenges associated with controlling and documenting ecological monitoring data.

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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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2nd Edition of Standards Released

The 2nd edition of the International Principles and Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration provides updated and expanded guidance and clarifies the breadth of ecological restoration and allied environmental repair activities.

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please consider a year-end donation

Your passion to repair Earth's ecosystems can go further with a gift to the Society for Ecological Restoration.

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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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