Call for Nominations: SER-NE Restoration Awards

UPDATE: The Call for nominations is now closed. Awardees will be recognized on Friday, October 12, as part of the 2018 regional conference.

The SER New England Chapter (SER-NE) wishes to recognize outstanding individuals, organizations, agencies, and teams working in the field of ecological restoration within the Chapter’s geographical region (the six New England states and upstate New York).  

Any member in good standing of SER-NE may make a nomination, including self-nominations, for work or research completed.  Nominations require the following:

  • A cover letter including the name of the nominee, their affiliation, and the award that person is nominated for.
  • Documentation of the fulfillment of the criteria for the relevant award. 
  • One or more letters of support documenting the nominee’s contributions to ecological restoration in the Chapter’s region.

Additional supporting documentation, photographs, or project/achievement descriptions are encouraged to support the nomination.  Letters of support from outside the nominee’s organization are strongly encouraged.

Nominations should be sent to Mike Toohill, the chair of the SER-NE Awards Committee, via electronic submission.  Nominations should be received no later than August 1, 2018 (EXTENDED: New deadline is August 24, 2018).

The Awards Committee will determine if an award in any category will be given, and will select the award recipient(s).  Awards will be presented at the SER-NE 2018 Conference on Friday, October 12, 2018. 

For any questions regarding these awards, or for additional details about the conference, please contact the Awards Committee Chair.


The award categories are:

1. SER-NE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESTORATION. To be awarded to a person, team, organization, agency, or project representing excellence in ecological restoration.  This award can be given for project implementation or for published research or writings pertaining to ecological restoration work within the SER-NE geographical region.

2. SER-NE AWARD FOR A RESTORATION PROJECT.  To be awarded to a public, private, or non-profit ecological restoration project.  Preference will be given to projects implemented more than two, and less than ten, years ago, which has made a significant contribution to ecological restoration in the SER-NE geographical region.

3. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. For the recognition of an individual’s work to promote or implement ecological restoration in the northeastern United States, or for outstanding research in ecological restoration in the northeastern United States.


In addition to the awards listed above, it has been the Chapter’s privilege to recognize the important role of emerging professionals by presenting student awards at past conferences.  The Chapter will continue this tradition of providing student awards at the 2018 conference.