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This site provides news on the activities of the Society for Conservation Biology’s North America Section (SCBNA).
SCBNA and its 3,000 members work to advance conservation science and practice in North America.
NACCB2018, the next SCBNA biennial conference, will be held in Toronto, Ontario, July 21-26, 2018.
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SCBNA Is Hiring! Apply to be our Director of Operations & Programs
SCBNA is hiring a Director of Operations & Programs (DOP)! This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to have an impact in strengthening the community of conservation scientists and practitioners in North America.
The DOP will work with the SCBNA board and volunteers to further our mission to advance the scientific study and conservation of biological diversity and to strengthen the community of conservation scientists and practitioners in North America. Essential functions and responsibilities include administrative, finance, conference and other programs management, governance, and outreach duties.
SCBNA is a non-profit organization incorporated in 2016, representing conservation professionals in North America. We are an affiliate and Region of the global Society for Conservation Biology and a founding member of the Diversity Joint Venture to increase diversity in the conservation field.
The DOP is primarily responsible for SCBNA’s administrative support and information and programs management, and supports the board of SCBNA, particularly the President and Treasurer, in their work. The DOP reports to the Board of Directors and is currently the sole full-time SCBNA employee, although there is part-time support and additional staff are anticipated as the organization grows. Therefore, the position allows substantial scope for individual initiative, but also requires a high level of self-directed organizational skills, a willingness to work within existing organizational mandates and to collaborate with a wide variety of individuals involved in SCBNA.
SCBNA is committed to increasing justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity both within the conservation field and in conservation efforts. A strong commitment to equity and inclusion and to advancing the field of conservation science is required for this position. Familiarity with the Society for Conservation Biology is highly desirable. The SCBNA DOP works remotely from home or a co-working facility of their choosing, but must be based in the US.
Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2023 and we will continue accepting applications until the position is filled.
Join the SCBNA Board! Call for Nominations Now Open
Congratulations to SCBNA’s new President-Elect: Becky Hufft!
Save the Date! NACCB 2024 in Vancouver, BC: June 23-28, 2024
SCBNA Student Affairs Committee Presents: Ask-An-Academic – A Two-Part Virtual Panel Discussion Series
SCB North America Board Special Election
The North America Section of the Society for Conservation Biology is excited to announce the start of its 2022 Board Special Election for the President Elect position! The election ballot will close on Monday, November 7th.
The President Elect position is a critical role on the SCBNA Board, as the first in the ‘President-series’ – a 6-year total commitment: 2 as President-Elect, 2 as President, 2 as Past-President. The President-Elect serves on the Executive Committee of the SCBNA Board, chairs the Conference Committee, and provides support for the President, including filling in as needed.
Even though there is only one excellent candidate running for President Elect, we still need SCBNA members to vote! Thank you for voting in this important election!
It’s easy to cast your ballot:
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Learn more about the President Elect Candidate:
Rebecca Hufft, PhD
Board Position: President-elect
Dr. Hufft is the Associate Director of Applied Conservation at Denver Botanic Gardens, where she has overseen plant conservation projects since 2011. Prior to coming to the Gardens, she received her doctorate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of California Santa Cruz, conducted a postdoctoral fellowship at Colorado State University, and served as a Senior Supervising Scientist at the National Ecological Observatory Network. She is a broadly trained conservation biologist whose research interests include restoration, urban biodiversity, ex situ conservation, long-term monitoring, and phenology. She co-chaired the North American Congress for Conservation Biology 2020 and has served as the Treasurer for SCBNA since 2020. She has enjoyed helping to shape society meetings and engaging with SCBNA members. As an SCBNA board member she has also participated in planning for the global organizational restructuring and looks forward to continuing to shape SCBNA as it moves through this transition. She would like to continue to support the organization and its mission by continuing to serve on the board as President-Elect, contributing her many years of research, education, outreach, and project management experience.
2022 Edward T. LaRoe III Memorial Award
Announcing New Members for SCB North America Board
2022 SCB North America Board Election
The North America Section of the Society for Conservation Biology is excited to announce the start of its 2022 Board Election! The election will open on May 4th and end on Monday, June 6th.
SCB North America Section members will vote to fill five seats on the Board: Equity, Inclusion, and Equity Officer; Vice President for Education & Chapters; Chapters Representative; Student Representative; and Member-at-Large.
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Learn more about the 2022 SCBNA Board candidates:
Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Officer
Vice President for Education & Chapters
Member at Large
NACCB 2022 Registration: OPEN
NACCB 2022 Registration is OPEN
+ Late Breaking Call for Abstracts – opening March 29 thru April 19!
Did you miss the first Call for Abstracts, but would still like to present at NACCB 2022? We’re opening a late-breaking Call for Abstracts and especially encourage speed and poster presentation submissions!
Review the criteria for selection for abstracts here on the full website.