Who We Are

We are an active organization with over 100 members. Based out of the University of California, Berkeley, the Berkeley Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is not exclusive to university students. In fact, we encourage members of the entire Bay Area community to join our group. We are lead by the executive committee.

What We Do

The Berkeley Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology is a conservation organization with initiatives at the local, national, and international levels.


We encourage thinking about conservation biology in the broadest sense, welcoming a variety of disciplines. This breadth can be seen in our current project and past three campaigns (see Projects tab above). To receive the latest updates on our next meetings and events, sign up for our mailing list on the Contact Us tab.

Meeting Conservation Series

We hold a monthly seminar series, "Meeting Conservation," which brings conservation professionals to campus to speak about conservation work outside of academia. Meetings start with socializing, updates on other SCB campaigns at 4:30 PM in 112 Hilgard Hall; pizza, vegan snacks, and refreshments will be served! The seminar begins at 5:00 PM and is followed by a Q&A.


Our seminar series has ended for the Spring 2015 semester. Check back in fall for more updates!

Join us for a restoration day!

Bay Leaf Newsletter Feature

BACB Symposium 2015

Join us for a restoration day!

We have adopted a plot of land heavily degraded by invasive wetland species at at Point Isabel Regional Shoreline in Richmond to plan and execute its restoration.  Join us each first Saturday of the month for weeding, mulching, and planting it back to health.


Go to the Projects tab above for information about our next restoration day!

We were featured in the Bay Leaf Newsletter for our Point Isabel restoration efforts! Check us out on page 7!

Bay Leaf Newsletter Feature


The 16th Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium

On May 2nd, we hosted this symposium, providing a place for local students, faculty, agencies, NGOs, and consulting firms to meet and exchange ideas! Check out the Symposium tab above for more info. This event rotates among Bay Area universities. If you are interested in hosting the 2016 symposium, we can provide advice and materials to facilitate; send us an email at scb.berkeley@gmail.com.

Executive Committee

Nathan Van Schmidt



Briana Abrahms

Vice President


Kaitlyn Gaynor



Laurie Hall