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.
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Kick off the Fall semester right by joining the Restoration Ecology club! The CSU Society for Ecological Restoration is dedicated to providing valuable opportunities to build your restoration knowledge and skill sets as well as networking connections to further your career development.
The first meeting of the semester will be held September 2nd at 12pm in Forestry 212!
Opportunities for hands on ecological restoration work for the fall semester so far include projects with Rocky Mountain National Park and Wildland Restoration Volunteers.
We have an official Listserv set up through CSU.  If you would like to subscribe and/or unsubscribe an email address from the list, follow this link – http://www.acns.colostate.edu/ListServ.  Under the section List Subscriptions, click on non-course related listserv.  Our list name is RESTORATION.
Please email Magda Garbowski, our President, if you would like to learn more about how to become involved or with any project ideas. Magda.Garbowski@gmail.com
The society for ecological restoration CSU student chapter is one of the first student chapters of the international professional organization, http://www.ser.org
Our student chapter works with local and regional restoration professionals as well as non-profit organizations to raise ecological knowledge and pair students with proper mentors. This year we will be hosting student mentor mixers both locally and at conferences regionally. We also host a plant sale to educate the public on the importance of native plants and to raise money for student participation in local conferences.
We encourage both graduates and undergraduate participation.

Club Shirts
The SER CSU Student Guild shirts are here and looking good!  Printed on organic cotton using soy based inks we have one in your size for $15.
Fall 2015 
  • Bimonthly Club Meetings with Pizza and Guest Restoration Practitioners Speakers
    • Our first meeting of the semester will be held September 2nd at 12pm in Forestry 212.
  • Volunteer Work with Rocky Mountain National Park
    • Overnight camping trip planned for September 19th and 20th.
  • Projects with Wildland Restoration Volunteers
    • Stay tuned for project details.
Our ultimate mission, and the mission of the SER, 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 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.

The specific goal of the student 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 immediate benefit will be an increased understanding of how each discipline deals with and solves their particular issues.

Shambala Mountain Center

 

Projects

 

WRV Grow Out

 

We have fostered a partnership with Wildland Restoration Volunteers (WRV) this year to start growing out seedlings for them. This is exciting for SER because it allows us to be involved with some aspects of long term restoration work. We have received all our seed from WLRV and Boulder City for our seed prod. grow out as well as additional seed for our purposes. For more information email us at csustudentser@gmail.com

 

Annual Mothers Day Native Plant Sale

 

Each May during the week before Mothers Day the club holds a native plant sale.  The event serves as a fundraiser for the club as well as a great learning experience for student club members throughout the year.  Students grow all the native species for the sale from seed on the CSU campus greenhouses, where they learn about techniques for germinating and growing native species frequently used for restoration.  Typically we offer over 30 attractive native species of grasses, forbs, and shrubs for sale.  Check back for info on the next plant sale scheduled for May 2012!

 

Shambala Mountain Center

 

We assisted in designing a seed mix to use in restoration projects at Shambala Mountain Center after their recent septic system work. They had a lot of bare soil which needing seeding. The goal was to establish native plants to help prevent soil erosion and weed invasion.
Officers
Links and Reference

We have an offical Listserv set up through CSU.  If you would like to subscribe and/or unsubscribe an email address from the list, follow this link – http://www.acns.colostate.edu/ListServ.  Under the section List Subscriptions, click on non-course related listserv.  Our list name is RESTORATION.

The listserve address is restoration@colostate.edu   If you send a message to this address, EVERYONE on the list will receive the message.  Therefore, ONLY information pertinent to EVERYONE in the club should be sent to the list.  Types of messages that are premissible to send to this list includes things related to local restoration ecology news, info about upcoming conferences, club news and updates on club related events (meetings, volunteer opportunities, etc.).  Please do NOT send info about apartments for rent, birthday parties, etc. on this listserv.
Society for Ecological Restoration International – http://www.ser.org/
Central Rockies chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration (CeRSER) – http://www.ser.org/cerser/
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers – http://www.wlrv.org
CSU Restoration Ecology Laboratory

Wildland Restoration Volunteers: Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is a non-profit organization that provides an opportunity for people to come together, learn about their natural environment, and take direct action to restore and care for the land.