Student Chapter




Be part of one of the first student chapters for the Society for Ecological Restoration in the entire country!

The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) is the is the national scientific and educational organization representing the professionals actively engaged in the ecologically sensitive repair and recovery of degraded ecosystems utilizing a broad array of experiences, knowledge sets, and cultural perspectives.  Founded in 1988, SER has harnessed the knowledge and dedication of practitioners and scientists to restore our planet.

Welcome!  We seek to extend student education outside the classroom through experiential learning, networking opportunities with professionals both locally and nationally, and the chance to socialize among peers with a shared passion to restore and save the world we live in.

Join our community!

  • Receive membership privileges within SER
  • Build your restoration knowledge and skill sets
  • Form networking connections to further your career development
  • Work with local and regional restoration professionals and non profits
  • Raise public awareness of the importance of native plants and biodiversity

We meet every other Monday
at 5:00 p.m. in Natural Resources 143.

All are welcome regardless of
degree track or academic level!

Keep up with us on Facebook!

Questions? Email us at

Annual Events
-Pacific NW SER Conference
(Oct. 15-18, 2018)
-Central Rockys SER Conference
(Mar. 12-14, 2019
-Professional Chapter Meetings
-SER Field Days
-1 Million Tree Project

Photo credits for this page go to Nana Ueno

Pacific NW SER Regional Conference 2018

The Society for Ecological Restoration and the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists Regional Conference will be held October 15th – 18th, 2018 in Spokane, Washington.  The topic this year is “Restoring Resilient Communities in Changing Landscapes.”   Attending is a great opportunity to learn from the collective experience that will be at the conference, as well as meet some of the members of the professional chapter.  For more information, either email us at, or visit

Central Rockies SER Convention 2019

The High Altitude Revegetation (HAR) and Central Rockies chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration (CeRSER) 2019 Conference will be March 12th – 14th, 2019, at our very own Colorado State University. This restoration conference is a great opportunity for students to attend a national conference since it will be in our backyard.  For more information, either email us at, or visit

1 Million Trees Project

We have a goal of planting 1 million trees that are native to Northern Colorado in and around Fort Collins.  For more information about the project, either email us at, or visit

2017 Montana Trip

We took a crew up to Scobey, MT and performed some restoration work on a 30,000 acre ranch for 4 days.  We harvested willows and planted them in plots around the ranch.  It was a wonderful experience and a great example of the restoration work we do.

Our ultimate mission is to promote ecological restoration as a means of sustaining the diversity of life on Earth and reestablishing an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture.


The goal of our club is to bring together individuals from different disciplines who are involved with solving environmental problems in order to create a web of communication that enhances the effectiveness of environmental problem solving through the increase of knowledge that comes with multi-disciplinary networking.

The disciplines of environmental restoration, reclamation, rehabilitation, and revegetation cross many multi-disciplinary boundaries in an attempt to solve environmental problems. Some of the issues related to these problems are, but are not limited to, resource management, applied ecology, landscape patterns & processes, cultural resources & stewardship, water contamination, stream restoration, establishment of native plants, genetic & molecular evolution, and soil resources.

The CSU Society for Ecological Restoration Student Guild is an official student chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration International (SER). The CSU student guild works to support SER’s mission and students receive membership privileges within SER.


Vice President




Make sure to visit our facebook page for updates and event information!

Elizabeth Kehm

Evan Cox

Lindsay Thomas

Haley Obermueller

Kat Milaan