About

Sustainable Ecosystem Restoration, LLC was founded in 2009 and provides ecological and environmental consulting services focused on restoring damaged and impaired ecosystems.  Our mission at SER is to provide our clients with professional, sound science solutions to real world obstacles, to build and nourish personal relationships within communities, and to maintain, restore, and establish sustainableecosystems that complement our expanding urban environments.

Our Team

Eldon “Don” Blancher, PhD  Cheif Scientist/CEO

DonDr. Blancher is CEO and Chief Scientist of Sustainable Ecosystem Restoration, LLC (SER), founded in 2009, and brings with him extensive experience in assessment, analysis and planning of restoration projects. He is responsible for corporate performance for government and industrial clients; with emphasis on the north central gulf coast southeastern United States (Alabama; Florida; Mississippi; Louisiana) but with extensive national and international experience. Dr. Blancher is a senior consultant performing general project management, restoration planning and implementation, ecological assessment and modeling; EMERGY analysis; surface water quality modeling (aquatic & marine), particularly nutrients using AQUATOX; expert witness; benthic macroinvertebrate assessment and analysis (aquatic & marine) ; wetland & SAV assessment and analysis; Clean Water Act permitting (all pollutants), data interpretation and reporting. He has been essential in collaborating with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to assist in design of Early Restoration projects funded with monies allocated from the 2010 BP MC 252 Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. Dr. Blancher is responsible for modeling of injury in the near shore habitats of the Mississippi Sound associated with the DWH oil spill. Prior to founding SER, he was Director of Southeaster Operations, Toxicological and Environmental Associates, Inc. There, he was responsible for corporate performance for government, private and industrial clients; with emphasis on the southeastern United States (Alabama; Florida; Georgia). Dr. Blancher also owned and directed an aquatic toxicology and taxonomy laboratory – consulting company from 1986-to-2005 with offices in Alabama, Louisiana and South Carolina.