SCBNA and Smith Fellows statement on danger of microbeads helps in passage of law banning their use

A recent policy statement written by SCB’s Smith Fellows, and endorsed by SCB North America, on the risks that microbeads (plastic particles commonly found in cosmetics) pose to biota and the environment, has helped achieve passage of a bill (AB888) restricting use of microbeads in California.  More on the story here.


A few news items from SCBNA

News from the North America Section of SCB

  • North America Section to Sponsor Conference on Science and Management
    The North America Section is proud to sponsor the 13th Biennial Conference of Science & Management on the Colorado Plateau & Southwest Region. The meeting theme is Multi-disciplinary Approaches to Assess and Respond to Climatic, Social and Technological Changes. The meeting runs from October 5-8. Click here to register and to learn more about the meeting.
  • Bring NACCB 2018 to Your Area
    Interested in bringing the next North America Congress for Conservation Biology (NACCB) to your neck of the woods? Contact us to learn how to prepare a bid. NACCBs require a venue that can hold 1,200 attendees. We prioritize meetings in cities that have active SCB Chapters or who are interested in forming a Chapter. Hosting a meeting is a great way to further development of the science and practice of conservation biology in your region.
  • Strength in Numbers: Join SCB NA
    Did you know that all members of SCB can join up to two Sections for free? If you’re not already in the North America Section, please join us. It’s easy to do. You’ll get access to our newsletter and opportunities available to Section members and elevate the voice of conservation science in North America. Join today!
  • SCB NA Board Welcomes New Board Members 
    As of the 2015 Section election, SCB NA has added a greater variety of expertise to our board as well as more representation from Canadian members. See who is on the board here.
  • SCB NA Wants your input on the Section’s Strategic Plan
    SCB NA is preparing it’s first-ever Section strategic plan to guide its work through 2020. Section leaders are seeking comments from SCB NA membership on the draft plan. View the plan here. Submit your feedback via the email forumon the NA Section Blog.

NACCB 2016: Call for Proposals

Check out new information of NACCB 2016’s Call for Proposals at NACCB 2016: Call for Proposals