The UW student guild is a student organization at the University of Washington that, under the umbrella of the Society for Ecological Restoration International, brings together students with a common interest in the science and practice of ecological restoration. SER-UW was the first Student Guild in the nation, established in 2008 by graduate student Lauren Urgensen.
The Society for Ecological Restoration International
is a non-profit organization infused with the energy of members around the world who are actively engaged in ecologically-sensitive repair and management of ecosystems through an unusually broad array of experience, knowledge, and cultural perspectives.
Founded in 1987, SER now boasts members in 56 countries with 11 chapters serving regions of North America, England, Australia, and is expanding its presence in Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
SER Mission Statement:
“to promote ecological restoration as a means of sustaining the diversity of life on Earth and reestablishing an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture.”