SER-WC is the Western Canada chapter of the international Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) and encompasses British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. SER is headquartered in Washington D.C. and has over 3,000 members in more than 70 countries and 14 regional chapters spread out across North America, Europe, Australasia, and Asia.
The inaugural meeting for the BC chapter was held in April, 2000. In 2014, the motion was made to expand the geographical scope of SER-BC and become SER Western Canada (SER-WC) to further the science and practice of ecological restoration, increase membership, and serve existing members who live and/or practice restoration outside of British Columbia. SER-WC is a diverse group of ecologists, researchers and restoration practitioners from all over Western Canada. They come from the ranks of non-profit organizations, consulting, business, government, universities, interest groups and the general public. The common bond is the concern for the health of local ecosystems, and direct involvement in projects to restore those systems.