The Ecological Recovery Service, or ERS, is a Terragens institution which focuses on repairing environmental damage done to Earthclan's colony worlds by their former tenants.[1]

Organization Edit

The ERS consists of bureaucrats, scientists, and a large number of field workers, with branches located on every Earthclan colony world. ERS professionals are well-paid and held in high regard in Terragens society; many high-ranking Terragens officials served in the ERS. Non-professionals consist of students, Probationers, drifters, and Workfare recipients, who receive only meager pay but are eligible for other benefits.[1] Field workers and scientists on planets such as Garth may be organized into teams for certain projects,[2] and may perform their duties at ecological management stations.[3] ERS workers are also considered part of Earthclan's military reserves.[1]

Duties Edit

Duties performed by ERS workers include planting trees, cleaning up old landfills and strip mines, and managing the relocation of existing wildlife,[1] as well as the introduction of Earth species which may benefit the planetary ecosystem.[4]

Behind the scenes Edit

In GURPS Uplift, ERS is said to stand for Ecology Reconstruction Service.[1] It is also once referred to as the Economic Reconstruction Service, which is assumed to be a typo.[5]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 GURPS Uplift, p. 33
  2. The Uplift War, p. 77
  3. The Uplift War, p. 49
  4. The Uplift War, p. 150
  5. GURPS Uplift, p. 29