The SSAR Conservation Committee brings conservation issues that affect reptiles and amphibians to the attention of state and federal government agencies, non-government organizations, and herpetologists worldwide. The Committee serves as a liaison between the SSAR and public and private groups to provide expert advice and factual knowledge about problems confronting amphibian and reptile populations. The Conservation Committee coordinates SSAR responses to proposed national and international legislation and other conservation matters, such as habitat protection for threatened and endangered species, commercial and private use, contaminants, and priorities for conservation-oriented research. Official responses are submitted for approval by the President and Secretary before public release. The Chair submits an annual report to the Secretary prior to the annual meeting of the Board.
- Dr. Nicole Angeli, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources,
- Ed Kabay, Resource Environmental Solutions, Washington D.C.
- Dr. John Maerz, School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia
- Dr. Ross Alford, Centre for Tropical Biodiversity & Climate Change, James Cook University
- John Jensen, Nongame Conservation Section, Georgia Department of Natural Resources
- Dr. Nancy Karraker, Department of Natural Resources Science, University of Rhode Island
- Cecilia Langhorne, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology graduate program, Mississippi State University
- Dr. Gad Perry, Department of Natural Resource Management, Texas Tech University
- Dr. Stephen Richter, Department of Biological Sciences, Eastern Kentucky University
- Dr. Susan Walls, Southeast Amphibian Research & Monitoring Initiative, U.S. Geological Survey