University of Nevada, Reno Student Chapter

The Restoration Ecology Club at the University of Nevada, Reno, aims to provide educational
and networking opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students interested in restoration
ecology through field trips, workshops, and volunteer events. We host events or meetings every
month, where our members can meet and network with restoration practitioners and scientists,
while also providing hands-on experience with the planning and implementation of projects. We
were founded in Fall 2021, and have already organized numerous field trips and volunteer days.
Any University of Nevada, Reno student is welcome to join the club, and Reno community
members may join the listserve and participate in events. We are actively seeking speakers,
places to visit, and volunteer events for our members.

Our current leadership team consists of faculty advisor Dr. Beth Newingham, president Ranae
Zauner, vice president Aramee Diethelm, treasurer Otis Clyne, and secretary Laura Shriver.

To join the club or reach out about opportunities, please contact

To keep up to date on our activities, please follow our Twitter at @SER_UNR

Utah State University Student Chapter

The newly established USU student chapter met on September 17, 2022, where they volunteered alongside the Bear River Land Conservancy to plant wetland and upland native pollinator-loving plants at a meadow preserve in Mendon, UT.

Brigham Young University Student Chapter

The BYU Student Chapter has gotten off to an excellent start. You can follow their activities and progress on Twitter @SER_BYU or on Facebook at

This student association has been working towards restoring two sites along the Wasatch Mountain Range. They began by cold stratifying the seeds of around eight native forb and shrub species last month. More recently, they chemically and mechanically scarified about 12 more native species in preparation for seed propagation and seedling transplant. Species include:

Antelope bitterbrush – Purshia tridentata
Greenleaf manzanita – Arctostaphylos patula
Lewis Blue Flax – Linum lewisii
Sandberg bluegrass – Poa secunda
Bottlebrush squirreltail – Elymus elymoides
Bluebunch wheatgrass – Pseudoroegneria spicata
Mountain brome – Bromus marginatus
Indian Ricegrass – Oryzopsis hymenoides
Slender wheatgrass – Elymus trachycaulus
Scarlet globemallow – Sphaeralcea coccinea
Silky lupine – Lupinus sericeus
Curl-leaf Mountain mahogany – Cercocarpus ledifolius
Firecracker penstemon – Penstemon eatonii
Utah sweetvetch – Hedysarum boreale
Tapertip hawksbeard – Crepis acuminata
Arrowleaf balsamroot – Balsamorhiza sagittata
Fernleaf biscuitroot – Lomatium dissectum
Rocky Mountain Bee Plant – Cleome serrulata
Nevada Goldeneye – Heliomeris multiflora