Our Mission

Habitat loss is the leading factor in the reduction of biodiversity on Earth. Conserving natural areas and implementing more sustainable practices in our lives are two key strategies to combat the damage we are doing to our planet. Many habitats are degraded but not completely lost; restoration ecology is a field dedicated to rehabilitating ecosystems, their species, and their biogeochemical processes.

This club is for anyone interested in ecology, environmental science, conservation biology, or just wanting to help out the planet!

Join us to gain hands-on experience through field work and restoration plan design around UCLA and Los Angeles County.

Meet our 2021-2022 Board of Directors!

Athena Lynch

President

I am a fourth year environmental science major and conservation biology minor. ERA served as my first real exposure to the field of ecology, and since then I have continued to learn about the importance and rewards of conservation work.

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Michael Yu

Vice President

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Laurel Thomas

Treasurer

Elizabeth Allen

Events and Membership Director

Howdy! I'm Elizabeth, a 4th year Marine Biology major and Environmental Systems and Society minor. I love learning about the beautiful biosphere we all call home, and I'm super passionate about sustainability, conservation, and restoration. In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, baking, embroidery, and anything Star Wars related!

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Emily Cline

Events and Membership Director

Hear about events, opportunities, and chat with members!

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I am a third year environmental science student with a concentration in conservation biology. I originally joined ERA last year because I wanted to find a way to connect with other environmental students at UCLA while exploring nature around LA. I am really looking forward to meeting everyone in-person this year and getting to actually go out and do restoration events. In my free time, I love reading, hiking, and camping.

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