DelphiniumThe Society for Ecological Restoration Northwest Chapter (SERNW) is a dynamic interactive professional society dedicated to the art and science of restoration. Members of SERNW are actively protecting and restoring ecosystems throughout the Cascadia bioregion which includes Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Alaska and Northern California. We provide a unique opportunity for members to coordinate restoration efforts and gain technical skills specific to Pacific Northwest ecosystems.

SERNW was founded in 1993 as a private non-profit organization. We have a membership of nearly 200 individuals and organizations. A twelve-member volunteer Board operates the chapter, with members from throughout our region.



The mission of the Society for Ecological Restoration Northwest Chapter (SERNW) is to promote ecological restoration to restore and sustain the diversity of life in the Cascadia Bioregion, respectfully reconnecting cultures and ecosystems.



The vision of the SER Northwest Chapter is to improve the practice of restoration by providing a forum for a diverse, multidisciplinary community to share insights and discoveries.



  1. Identify and share restoration techniques and practices in the ecosystems of the Cascadia Bioregion.
  2. Advocate for scientifically sound restoration practices and policies.
  3. Build community support for restoration through inspiration, celebration and respectful listening.