• Michigan, Prescribed Burn, Nichols Arboretum Michigan, Nichols Arboretum, prairie burn (photo courtesy Robert Grese)
    Michigan, Nichols Arboretum, prairie burn  (photo courtesy Robert Grese)
  • Iowa, Sylvan Runkel State Preserve, Loess Hills  (photo courtesy Nancy Aten)
  • Indiana, Beaver Lake Prairie  (photo courtesy John Shuey)
  • Katrina Punzel
    Wisconsin, Bayshore Blufflands Preserve, ephemeral wetland restoration (photo courtesy Nancy Aten)
  • Illinois, Parklands Foundation (photo courtesy Roger Anderson)
    Illinois, Parklands Foundation  (photo courtesy Roger Anderson)
  • Ohio, dam removal  (photo courtesy Cody Fleece)
  • Prairie Potholes, Elm Creek Watershed, MN
    Minnesota, Elm Creek Watershed, prairie pothole wetland restoration  (photo courtesy Chris Lenhart)


The Midwest-Great Lakes Chapter of SER was established in March 2008 and serves Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The Midwest-Great Lakes Chapter is a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All donations to MWGL SER are tax-deductible.
Join us! Chapter dues are just $15 (students $5). Receive opportunities to network with colleagues and showcase your work at annual chapter meetings and state events, discounted event registration, webinars and chapter communications highlighting regional restoration issues and news.
Read our 5-Year Strategic Plan and its Timeline.
We promote the science and practice of ecological restoration to assist with the recovery and management of degraded ecosystems throughout the Midwest and Great Lakes region of the United States.

Annual Chapter Meetings

2017 Annual Chapter Meeting: Grand Rapids, Michigan
The Ninth Annual Chapter Meeting of the Midwest-Great Lakes Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan from March 24 to March 26, 2017. We are grateful for the generous support of our meeting hosts - the Department of Biology at Grand Valley State University. More information is posted here.
Keynote Speaker is Evan Weiher (University of Wisconsin-Eu Claire), “Community Assembly Theory May Help Inform Both Ecological Restoration and Assembling the Restoration Community”.
New: 2017 Meeting Program (3.7M).
Registration is Open! We encourage everyone to register by March 19, 2017 to get discounted registration rates. Register online. Onsite registration begins at 9:30 am on Friday March 24, 2017.