• 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)
  • Wisconsin, Bay Shore Blufflands Preserve, ephemeral wetland restoration
    Wisconsin, Bay Shore 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

2018 Annual Chapter Meeting: Stevens Point, Wisconsin
The Tenth Annual Chapter Meeting of the Midwest-Great Lakes Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration will be held in Stevens Point, Wisconsin from April 20 to April 22, 2018.

Thank You! Over 180 restoration ecology students, practitioners, scholars, and contractors converged on Grand Rapids, MI March 24-26, 2017 to attend the 9th Annual Meeting of the Midwest-Great Lakes Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration, hosted by the Grand Valley State University Biology Department.
The meeting’s theme, assembling the Restoration Community, addressed the ecological, social, and cultural aspects of ecological restoration through a series of workshops, symposia, two plenary sessions, and a keynote presentation. In addition, the meeting hosted 20 posters and over 40 contributed oral presentations. In attendance was Bethanie Walder, Executive Director of SER.