University of Montana Student Association (UMSER)
Missoula, Montana, USA
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. Their main event takes place on Mt. Sentinel’s “M”-trail, the most hiked trail in the state, where they coordinate over 100 volunteers to help restore Palouse prairie by pulling invasive plants, planting native plants, spreading native seeds, and performing trail maintenance to prevent erosion. UM-SER also helps maintain a native plant garden on the University’s campus. Meetings are held bimonthly during the semester with additional meetings when a speaker comes to discussion restoration.
To join email: [email protected]. To learn more about UM-SER, visit: www.cfc.umt.edu/UMSER.