The mission of the international Society for Ecological Restoration is "To promote ecological restoration as a means of sustaining the diversity of life on Earth and re-establishing an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture."
SER Student Association Program provides an opportunity for students interested in ecological restoration and related fields to become involved in SER’s global network, participate in SER conferences and events, and take advantage of SER resources. UM's student association is one of nine in the U.S.
The University of Montana Society for Ecological Restoration Student Association (UMSER), in Missoula, Montana, USA, was established in 2008 and currently has 23 active members. Each year UM-SER members work to promote ecological restoration around Missoula by hosting volunteer events, holding native plant sales, and interacting with environmental professionals in the community.