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 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. The Student Guild is also connected with the Ecological Restoration Central Rockies Chapter.

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 will host online club meetings
every other Wednesday at 5:30 pm.
Email us for the links.

All are welcome regardless of
degree track or academic level!

Keep up with us on Social Media!

Questions? Email us at

One Million Trees Project

Our club is currently working on a project with the goal of planting one million trees that are native to Northern Colorado throughout Fort Collins, and down the Front range. We hope to encourage collaboration in our project between the local communities, restoration organizations, and the local environment. A goal of the project is to connect people to the environment through environmental education and the planting of trees. We additionally hope to collect data on all the trees we have planted through the project. To see our progress and learn more visit or e-mail us at

Volunteering at the Colorado State Forest Service

We have a number of club trees currently located in the Colorado State Forest Service nursery. To help maintain these trees and our relationship with the Colorado State Forest Service our club has regular volunteer dates at the nursery. Anyone is welcome to join and help out.

SER Club Pollinator Garden

We currently host a small native pollinator garden to the West of the Natural Resources building on campus. We maintain this garden with the hope of attracting all forms of native pollinators, including native bees, flies, and beetles, throughout the flowering season. We also planted a pollinator garden at the Waverly property north of campus in Fall 2020.

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.

Brooke Simmons

Tim Nicosia

Kat Millman

Anne Mango