SER Guidelines for Developing and Managing Ecological Restoration Projects

Society for Ecological Restoration Science & Policy Working Group

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This document describes the procedures for conducting ecological restoration in accord with the norms of the discipline that were established in the SER Primer. Each procedure is stated in terms of a guideline that leads restoration practitioners and project managers stepwise through the process of ecological restoration. Adherence to these 51 guidelines will reduce errors of omission and commission that compromise project quality and effectiveness. The guidelines are applicable to the restoration of any ecosystem—terrestrial or aquatic—that is attempted anywhere in the world and under any auspices, including public works projects, environmental stewardship programs, mitigation projects, private land initiatives, etc. Users of the Guidelines are advised to become familiar with the SER Primer in advance and refer to it for definitions of terms and discussions of concepts.

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Technical Document

Society for Ecological Restoration