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Benefits of Membership
Membership in SER provides you with access to the tools, information, and professional network you need to support your critically important work.

SER members study and practice restoration in almost all ecosystem types – from prairies, savannas, and forests to tidal estuaries, freshwater wetlands and coral reefs. Our diverse membership includes indigenous peoples, professionals from the corporate sector, and the staff of public agencies, conservation groups, university research departments and environmental consulting firms.


  • Membership with SER gives you the opportunity to advance your career by serving as a volunteer on one of our committees, enrolling in continuing education programs, presenting at a SER conference or webinar, publishing your research in Restoration Ecology, and more.
  • Our Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner Program encourages a high professional standard for those who are designing, implementing, overseeing, and monitoring restoration projects throughout the world. SER members receive significantly reduced program fees.
  • Opportunity to feature your work in SER newsletters, member spotlights, and priority consideration for featured projects and resources in the Restoration Resource Center.
  • As a member of SER you’ll have access to SER’s jobs board as well as discounts on job postings and free postings for internship opportunities in SER’s Career Center.
  • Access to a network of close to 3,000 restoration professionals representing 76 countries -- Many of your colleagues have faced the same questions and challenges as you and can advise and help you find solutions.
  • As a member of SER you’ll receive significantly discounted rates to SER’s World Conferences as well as discounts to our Chapter and continental conferences.
  • Connect locally with your complimentary membership to one of SER’s regional Chapters. You’ll have the opportunity to engage in regional restoration workshops, symposia, networking opportunities and more.
  • Your membership enables SER to be a player on the global stage to advance international policy:
    • December 2016, SER released the groundbreaking publication International Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration. The Standards can be used as a model for countries working to implement ecological restoration and meet international agreement targets.
    • In partnership the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), SER provides capacity-building support for policymakers and implementing agencies as they develop national programs to restore degraded lands and to meet international restoration targets and obligations.
    • In collaboration with the UN Convention on Combating Desertification, the CBD and others, SER guides countries/national governments in the development of short-term action plans for ecosystem restoration as a critical next step in achieving Aichi Target 15.
    • Due to the support of our members, SER has the resources to participate in numerous IUCN commissions and initiatives.
  • SER members serve on volunteer committees that plan, implement, and direct the future of the field through conference planning, governance, ensuring rigorous research, and high-quality standards for the field.


Select the Membership Category that Best Suits Your Needs:

Individual Membership options for all stages in your career, including reduced fees for emerging professionals, retirees, and those residing in lower income countries: More Information


Standard Business and Business Flex Membership offers 8-20 staff memberships for your firm, along with enhanced listing on the Restoration Directory, exclusive use of the SER Business Member logo, and an additional 10% off the SER Member rate on CERP registrations: More Information


Organizational Membership includes 5 individual memberships for your non-profit, government agency, academic department, or small business. Basic listing on the Restoration Directory is also included. A reduced fee is offered to organizations located in lower income countries. More Information


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