Who We Are

We are a professional organization of Bay Area grad students, undergraduates, post docs, and professionals dedicating to promoting the science and practice of conservation biology. We were founded at the University of California-Berkeley in 1997, but are not exclusive to university students or Berkeley residents. We encourage members of the entire Bay Area community to join our group. Membership is free!

What We Do

Our mission is to promote scientific research, dialogue, and policy on the conservation of biological diversity, and to connect Bay Area students, conservation professionals, and activists through hands-on conservation experiences and professional development opportunities. We encourage thinking about conservation biology in the broadest sense, welcoming a variety of disciplines. This breadth can be seen in our current and past projects and campaigns. Explore our website to learn more about our activities!

Upcoming Events Bay Area SCB Happy Hour Meetup

Friday January 29th, 5:30 pm

Southern Pacific Brewing Co.

620 Treat Ave, San Francisco


Join us for a meet-up happy hour with  Society for Conservation Biology members from across the Bay Area! Chat and network with conservation biologists from Berkeley, SF State, and Stanford. Meet-up is at 5:30pm at Southern Pacific Brewing Co. in San Francisco, near 16th St BART Station. 21+ ID required. First round is on us!

Friday February 5th, 4-6 pm

103 Mulford Hall


Our next event in our "Meeting Conservation" series, Dr. Laura Rogers-Bennett, Senior Biologist at the California Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bodega Marine Laboratory, will be giving a seminar talk on her research, followed by a career Q&A at 5 pm where she will give advice about her work experiences and career path. Pizza and stacks will be served.

Save Mount Diablo BioBlitz

Saturday April 2nd, 8 am - 4 pm

Mount Diablo State Park


Join the Berkeley SCB is helping Save Mount Diablo's 2016 BioBlitz. This is a great way to get outdoors, give back, and learn a number of field techniques for assessing an area's biodiversity. Free lunch is included. Logistical details for carpooling, etc., will be sent out closer to the event (sign up for our mailing list to make sure you receive them). You can also contact Roxanne Hulme Foss at hulmer@berkeley.edu if you are interested in participating for the whole weekend or their overnight camping trip.

Seminar and Career Q&A
Dr. Laura Rogers-Bennett
Senior Biologist, CA FWS