2003 Chapter Conference

The Restoration Toolbox, a Joint SER/SWS Northwest Chapter Conference

Hosted By
Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) Northwest Chapter &
Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS)

Time and Location
March 26 – 28, 2003
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon

Letter from SERNW Chapter President

The joint SER/SWS Northwest Chapter Conference was held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, March 26-28, 2003 and was well attended, with a little over 500 attendees. We were fortunate to have the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists meet with us.

Topics covered ranged from fish and wildlife restoration to environmental restoration education with an emphasis on methods. We had a record number of exhibitors (42) and a record number of abstracts (173) at the conference. The closing plenary session, “Poetics of Restoration: A Panel Discussion with Other Poets and Writers on Restoration” was well attended and enjoyed by all.

Many thanks to all who helped with planning, organizing and putting on this successful event. We couldn’t done it without all your volunteer hours, ideas and enthusiasm.

If you haven’t already done so, please take time to download, fill out and return to our office, the evaluation form. We really want to get your feedback so we can continue to put together high-quality events.

Thank you,

Dr. Steven O. Link
SERNW Chapter President