• Iowa, Sylvan Runkel State Preserve
    Iowa, Sylvan Runkel State Preserve, Loess Hills  (photo courtesy Nancy Aten)
  • Illinois, Parklands Foundation (photo courtesy Roger Anderson)
    Illinois, Parklands Foundation  (photo courtesy Roger Anderson)
  • Ohio, Dam Removal
    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)
  • Michigan, Prescribed Burn, Nichols Arboretum
    Michigan, Nichols Arboretum, prairie burn  (photo courtesy Robert Grese)
  • Katrina Punzel
    Wisconsin, Bayshore Blufflands Preserve, ephemeral wetland restoration (photo courtesy Nancy Aten)
  • Indiana, Beaver Lake Prairie
    Indiana, Beaver Lake Prairie  (photo courtesy John Shuey)


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

Thank you!
MWGL 2016 Meeting
Thank you for making our 2016 SER Midwest-Great Lakes Chapter Meeting a success! The meeting was held at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana from April 1 to April 3, 2016. The meeting theme was Overcoming Challenges to Ecological Restoration in the 21st Century. We are grateful for the generous support of our meeting hosts (Eco Logic, Indiana University, and the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation).
The keynote speech by Doug Ladd and the opening plenary session (Brudvig, Jacquart, Shuey, and Glass) are now available in our archive.