SER is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ecological restoration as a means of sustaining the diversity of life on Earth and re-establishing an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture. SER believes that active, science-based restoration of damaged and degraded ecosystems, in combination with conservation and effective management of key natural areas, is vital to maintaining biological diversity and ecosystem goods and services.
Since its founding in 1988, SER has strived to advance the science and practice of restoration by supporting the work of researchers and practitioners around the world; disseminating technical guidance and information on best practices; increasing awareness of, and public support for, restoration; and contributing to policy discussions at the national and international level.
SER has over 2,500 members in more than 70 countries. The Society also has 14 Regional Chapters serving members across Australasia, Asia, North America, and Europe; nine Student Associations serving the United States and Canada; and one Thematic Section serving members interested in large-scale ecosystem restoration. SER’s diverse membership includes scientists and practitioners from indigenous groups, the corporate sector, public agencies, conservation groups, university research departments, and environmental consulting firms. SER members are natural and social scientists, policy makers, program managers, environmental engineers, urban and regional planners, landscape architects, educators, and community advocates.
Join Your Local SER Chapter
The Society works to support restoration at regional and local levels through its 14 regional chapters in Australasia, Asia, North America, and Europe. To learn more about a chapter in your region or to become a member of your local chapter, click here.
Serving members in throughout Australasia
Serving members in Europe and the British Isles
SER Central Rockies
Serving members in Colorado and Wyoming
SER Great Basin
Serving members in Utah, Nevada, southern Idaho, southeastern Oregon and eastern California
Serving members in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia
SER Midwest-Great Lakes
Serving members in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin
SER New England
Serving members in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut
Serving members in the Cascadia Bioregion, including Alaska, Idaho, Northern California, Montana, Oregon and Washington
Serving members in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee
Serving members in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, southern Nevada and southern California
Serving members in Texas
Serving members in Ontario, Canada
SER Western Canada
Serving members in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Yukon and Northwest Territories
Serving members in Nepal