purpose of NCER is to provide an interactive forum
for physical, biological and social scientists, engineers,
resource managers, planners and policy makers to share their
experiences and research results concerning large-scale
ecosystem restoration on both national and international
Conference participants have the opportunity to learn about
both large-scale and small local ecosystem restoration
efforts and what their colleagues working at these levels
have learned, what factors contributed to success, and how
barriers and obstacles were overcome.
NCER explores the roles of policy, planning and science in
establishing goals and performance expectations for
achieving successful and sustainable ecosystem restoration.
We will also look at the importance of considering ecosystem
services in restoration cost:benefit discussions. Successful
partnerships and means to leverage resources are important
themes that run through this conference.
Previous NCERs established a forum for individuals
engaged in all aspects of ecosystem restoration to exchange
information and experiences. This and future NCERs
will continue this tradition by being the leading National
conference for interdisciplinary exchanges for sustainable
restoration of ecosystems.