USGS helps host conference of resource specialists restoring desert and other arid ecosystems

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The Society for Ecological Restoration Southwest Chapter (SER-SW) hosted its first annual conference in Tucson, Arizona.

This new SER chapter was formed to facilitate communication and encourage coordination among 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 region covers all of Arizona and New Mexico, as well as the desert portions of southern California, Nevada, and Utah and Dr. Norman is the chapter’s President.