Why You Should Choose NCER

We understand there are a lot of competing meetings out there, and given the present budget climate, travel dollars for conferences may be tight, but here’s why you should choose NCER as your 2018 conference of choice:

  • NCER is an interdisciplinary conference on large-scale ecosystem restoration presenting state-of-the art science, engineering, planning and policy in a partnership environment.
  • NCER brings together a diverse group of people involved in large-scale ecosystem restoration including scientists, engineers, policy makers, planners, partners, NGOs and decision-makers from across the country.
  • NCER is focused on the science and application of ecosystem restoration, and you’ll learn about cutting edge science being used to inform restoration in a variety of ecological settings.
  • Like other conferences, NCER addresses cultural and socioeconomic impacts, resilience and adaptation to climate change and extreme events, and other critical topics, but through the lens of planning, designing, implementing, and monitoring large-scale ecosystem restoration projects.

Consider these additional benefits of attending:

  • You’ll hear about successes and lessons learned by others working in ecosystem restoration at different scales.
  • Build cooperative relationships for future collaborations by meeting others working on similar projects.
  • If you're new to the industry, NCER is the best way for you to make connections with a multitude of organizations that can help you be more effective in your position and offer potential future employment opportunities.
  • Your colleagues, and even your competitors, will be there. By joining them, you'll learn from your peers and keep the playing field even.
  • The size of NCER (usually about 400) provides an ideal setting to hear the talks most important to you, and provides quality time to interact with your colleagues and meet new people in the industry.

“NCER has been my go-to national conference for the last decade while I bypassed other society and association meetings. I started attending because of the restoration-specific program. The reason I continue attending is not only because NCER helps increase my technical expertise, it’s because NCER is an inspiring community I want to be a part of.”

Matt Grabau, Science Coordinator
Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and President, Large Scale Ecosystem Restoration Section (LERS) of the Society for Ecological Restoration, Tucson, AZ

“As a Project Manager and Senior Coastal Ecologist for Tetra Tech, it’s my responsibility to remain current with the latest solutions and strategies for managing coastal resources. The NCER Conference not only provides ample opportunities for networking and information exchange, but also reignites my confidence that our coastal community is united in our efforts to advance sustainable management and restoration practices.”

Erin A. Hague, CEP
Project Manager/Senior Coastal Ecologist, Tetra Tech, Center for Coastal Services, Boynton Beach, FL

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Hosting Organizations


Society of Ecological Restoration

Platinum Sponsor

Walton Family Foundation

Partnering Organizations





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