Abstracts for Technical Sessions are no longer being accepted… we are full! Many thanks to all who answered the call!

The 25th Annual Conference of  the California Society for Ecological Restoration

Marina Village, San Diego, California   9–11 May 2018

Call for Abstracts

We invite you to share your story at SERCAL 2018. Please tailor your technical or poster presentation to reflect one of these technical session themes: 

Adaptive Management: Building Resiliency in a Changing Environment  |  Chair: Cecilia Meyer Lovell  |  AECOM  

The Impact of Phytophthora on Restoring Native Habitats  |  Chair: Kevin MacKay  |  ICF 

Native Habitat Design and Restoration in Rapidly Changing Environments  |  Chair: Jeannine Ross  |  RECON Environmental 

Restoration of Native Grassland Ecosystems  |  Chair: JP Marié  |  California Native Grasslands Association

Storm Water and Erosion Control  |  Chairs: Allegra Bukojemsky  |  ICF  &  Aaron Andrews  |  AECOM

Urban Forestry Management in a Changing Environment  |  Chair: Chris Kallstrand  |  DUDEK

In the Blink of an Eye : SERCAL 2018

The conference theme came to me early in my planning process. Reflecting on my 30+ years in the industry, I realized it had all happened so fast. I also begin to think about how much “change” has taken place in that time. We have experienced drought, devastating fires, historic storm events, invasions of weeds and pests, and of course, the myriad effects of our rapidly changing climate. And emerging from the most destructive wildfire season* in recorded California history, we couldn’t be meeting at a better time.

I invite you to share your story at SERCAL 2018. We are returning to some of the most critical themes addressed at recent conferences — seen in the light of our rapidly changing climate. I am confident that, come May, we will be gathering for one of our most compelling conferences.


— Ralph Vigil, SERCAL President and Conference Chair, Habitat Restoration Sciences

* The SERCAL Board of Directors has posted Wildfires and Mudslides: An Ongoing Compilation of Restoration Resources including abstracts from SERCAL 2016’s Fire and Post-Fire technical session.