Post-conference Information

Message from the Organizers:

It was truly a pleasure spending time with you during NCER 2021, exchanging ideas, sharing lessons learned and getting to know each other better. We hope you enjoyed NCER as much as we did and that you were able to make valuable connections and learn new approaches that prove fruitful to your future restoration efforts.

As you witnessed, NCER is a community, which by definition, is a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common; a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. While it may seem trite to say, “it takes a village”, we can all agree collaboration is essential, as evidenced by so many powerful plenary talks, concurrent session presentations, two impactful diversity sessions, the incredibly moving films, UPRIVER and Hidden Rivers, and to cap it all off, Mac Stone’s inspirational message that we can “stop the bus and call attention to what’s happening and make a difference”. And be it toward benefitting human or environmental diversity and resilience, like Levi Lewis said, “...I believe we're planting seeds that will bear fruit years from now.”

We appreciate you being part of our “NCER community” and we hope to see you at the 2024 conference.

Summary & Post Conference Access

NCER 2021 featured two weeks of plenary sessions, 35 breakout sessions, posters and a formal poster session, and a two-part regional plenary along with some fun and interactive networking events.

Plenary and breakout sessions were recorded and are now linked for on-demand viewing on the virtual platform throughout the agenda as video files. If a presentation is not included within a session video for a particular speaker, we either did not receive permission to post their file(s) or there were technical difficulties with the recording.

  • If you were an NCER 2021 registrant, simply log-in using the same credentials you used during the conference.
  • If you did not previously register to attend NCER during the conference dates - it's not too late!
  • Visit the NCER 2021 registration page to register for virtual access.


NCER is an interdisciplinary conference on large-scale ecosystem restoration presenting state-of-the art science and engineering, planning and policy in a partnership environment. NCER brings together scientists, engineers, policy makers, planners and partners from across the country actively involved in large-scale ecosystem restoration.

Since its inception, NCER has become the preeminent conference on ecosystem restoration in the United States. Today, we are in a new era. Resources are tight, and we face an uncertain climate future. Renewed vigilance on the use of public funding requires that we demonstrate progress in achieving restoration goals, clearly prove its value, efficiently and effectively share lessons learned and provide better coordination among all stakeholders ensuring the best use of future funding to achieve results. Restoration increasingly engages non-traditional conservation partners, opening new doors and creating new challenges.

Want to learn more about NCER? Visit our Conference Purpose page.

"NCER is dedicated to providing education, specialized training, and networking opportunities for ecological and environmental professionals working together to meet the challenges of ecosystem restoration.”

We appreciate you being part of our “NCER community” and we hope to see you at the next conference, as well as at other events we organize where committed individuals gather to effect change. On that note, we are helping USGS and USDA organize a Virtual Roundtable for the ecosystem services community this December. We’ll send you more details when they become available. For now, here is a basic outline of what to expect:


The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life.


The Office of Conferences & Institutes is a full service conference planning agency at the University of Florida. OCI was created to support the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) mission to develop knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and to make that knowledge available to people to sustain and enhance the quality of human life.


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