Organizational Committee




Your organizing committee is still moving forward with conference planning for February 2021 in these uncertain times. We are hopeful that the pandemic will have run its course and travel restrictions will be lifted before our conference dates. We are looking forward to a time when we can gather and celebrate our mutual successes collaboratively in a spirit of mutual learning.

Through our work, we strive to leave ecosystems more resilient than we found them. Thank you for your perseverance and your patience. The resilience of our community of restoration practitioners, scientists, land managers, and conservation partners is an inspiration to us all.

If you have any questions, please contact restoreconference2021@gmail.com or restorewc@gmail.com.

Conference Theme

Adapting Restoration Practices to a Changing Climate.

This conference will explore how we can increase restoration success in the face of rapidly changing climatic conditions. We will kick off the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), by sharing knowledge, building partnerships, and engaging in discussion with restoration practitioners, scientists, land managers and conservation partners. We will investigate how we can adapt practices in order to more creatively and effectively respond to environmental challenges and altered disturbance regimes.


Conference Venue

Valley River Inn

A local institution since 1973, Valley River Inn offers travelers to Eugene a relaxing and carefree experience along the pristine natural beauty of the Willamette River. Awake to the soothing hum of the river and say goodbye to the day while watching the sunset behind the majestic pines on your own private patio. Situated just a few miles from Downtown Eugene on a scenic pedestrian river walk, guests can enjoy the best nature, attractions, and activities at their doorstep.



Valley River Inn is a Pacific Northwest riverside lodge conveniently located in the heart of Eugene, Oregon. The Willamette River, Eugene’s largest shopping mall, and miles of scenic bike paths are just outside the doors. The hotel is located near Eugene’s many attractions, the Eugene Airport, the Lane Event and Sports Center, and the University of Oregon.

Please check back on this page in the coming weeks for more information, and to register.