The goals of the new Ecological Restoration section are to promote theoretical and applied research, teaching, communication, grant development, and collaboration on ecological restoration. This is happening through ESA-focused activities, including section sponsored restoration themed symposia, organized oral sessions, and section-hosted mixers at annual meetings. In addition, the section is supporting non ESA-specific activities, including hosting sources of current restoration information (e.g. relevant grants and working group information) to enhance research and collaboration through blog and social media outlets (@ESArestore; www.esa.org/restorationecology).