Centuries of unsustainable activities have damaged and/or eliminated the freshwater, marine, and terrestrial environments that provide vital services to our economies, societal values, and support a diversity of wildlife and plants. This conference aims to provide a venue for ecosystem restoration professionals to convene over efforts to reverse environmental degradation by renewing and/or restoring degraded or destroyed ecosystems and habitats.

Progress in restoring various ecosystems and habitat types has been made around the nation in the 11 years since the first NCER conference was held. NCER 2016 is a forum to share results on what restoration fundamentals and practices have worked and bring new focus on those challenges that remain. It will also allow for collaboration across agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector, bringing together in one location the nation’s leading experts in ecosystem restoration to ford new insights and advances to restore and protect ecosystems and habitats nationwide.

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