The SER Southwest (SW) Chapter was formed in 2011 to facilitate communication and encourage coordination amongst land managers, researchers, and restorationists working in the southwestern United States, where minimal and variable precipitation presents unique challenges for the restoration of degraded ecosystems. The SW Chapter’s mission is to foster a network of resource specialists with interest and expertise in restoring desert and other arid ecosystems and to promote the exchange of knowledge, awareness, and collaborative opportunities as a means of sustaining the diversity of life on Earth and reestablishing an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture.
The Geographic Region represented by the SER SW Chapter includes the states of Arizona and New Mexico in their entirety. The Sonoran and Mojave Deserts are also included where they reach into California, Nevada, and Utah. Within Utah, the Southwest Chapter encompasses the Colorado Plateau and borders the southeastern edge of the SER Great Basin Chapter boundary.
The conference will be held at the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town. The conference registration fee includes:
Admission to all conference sessions and workshops
Morning and afternoon refreshments
Evening Events - Happy Hour Mixer and Poster Session (partial host bar and light snacks)
All conference participants are responsible for remitting the appropriate registration fee, making travel and lodging arrangements. Please note also that lunch will be on your own.