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


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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February webinars

We have two exciting webinars scheduled for February. The first focuses on relevenace and resources for using the recently released Companion to the Short Term Action Plan on Ecosystem Restoration. The second will cover project design and management for tallgrass prairie restoration.

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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 14

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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DEcember sernews

The latest issue of SERNews focuses on three examples of "Restoration Standards and Guidelines," as well as featured resources and Society News. 

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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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