• Madera Canyon
  • Sonoran Desert
  • Finger Rock
  • Ponderosa Pine Forest

About SER Southwest

The SER Southwest (SW) Chapter was formed in 2011 to facilitate communication and encourage coordination amongst land managers, researchers, and restorationists working in the southwestern United States, where minimal and variable precipitation presents unique challenges for the restoration of degraded ecosystems. The SW Chapter’s mission is to foster a network of resource specialists with interest and expertise in restoring desert and other arid ecosystems and to promote the exchange of knowledge, awareness, and collaborative opportunities as a means of sustaining the diversity of life on Earth and reestablishing an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture.

Becoming a Chapter Member


We encourage all practitioners, researchers, and enthusiasts having interest in the ecological restoration of arid and semi-arid ecosystems to the join the SW Chapter. Chapter dues are only $15, and discounted dues of $5 are available for students. Becoming a member of the SW Chapter leads to valuable opportunities to network with restoration professionals, showcase your work, and learn from the work of others.


For more information on member benefits and how to join, go to our membership page.