The National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference (NMEBC) is all about investing in the environment.  NMEBC is the first and only of its kind to bring members of the environmental community together for a national hands-on conference. Entering its 20th year, NMEBC is committed to growing and strengthening mitigation, conservation and ecosystem banking and their related markets.

Established as a must-attend event for those in the mitigation and conservation industry, NMEBC is designed with sessions for both industry experts and those new to banking. The primary focus for the annual conference is bringing people together to advance and protect the environment in a financially sustainable way.

NMEBC Conference Session

Who Should Attend?

NMEBC is open to anyone currently working or interested in the ecosystem services or mitigation banking industry. We bring together individuals from a range of organizations, professional backgrounds and knowledge levels to share successes and failures, policy, practices and most importantly, knowledge.  Dialogue between bankers, regulators, customers/users, environmentalists and supporting government agencies is a primary focus of this annual conference.

Common industries and professions in attendance include:

  • Federal, State, Local officials, planners and regulators
  • Wetland and Stream Mitigation Bankers and Conservation Bankers
  • Tribal entities
  • Engineers, scientists, attorneys
  • Land trusts and conservancies
  • Energy and Utility companies
  • Academia
  • Investors
  • Realtors, Developers, Appraisers
  • Landowners, Farmers
  • Environmental Organizations
  • Consultants and suppliers to the restoration industry
  • Transportation – highways, railroads, ports, others
  • Municipalities & more!

More About the Conference

The National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference was founded in 1997 with a diverse steering committee of leaders in regulatory, banking and environmental community, and is produced by JT&A, Inc.

Independent and balanced, NMEBC is well known for bringing together key stakeholders to explore policy and practice, share successes and failures, and learn about trends, science and emerging markets. Learn about JT&A.

Conference Activities

The conference presents current dialogue on important issues through interactive sessions, panels, moderated forums and training. The three-day conference includes a keynote speaker and various ways to participate throughout the event. To learn more about each activity, visit our Participate page.

Steering Committee

Susan Asmus
National Association of Home Builders

Robert Brumbaugh
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Chris Carlson
U.S. Forest Service

Kari Cohen
Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA

Craig Denisoff
Craig Denisoff Consulting

Chris Hartley
Office of Environmental Markets, USDA

Travis Hemmen
Westervelt Ecological Services

Palmer Hough
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

George Howard
Restoration Systems LLC

Christy Johnson-Hughes
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

George Kelly
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC (RES)

Steve Martin
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Owen McDonough
National Association of Home Builders

Deborah Mead
Bureau of Land Management

Erik Meyers
The Conservation Fund

George Platt
The Wetlandsbank™ Company, LLC

Don Ross
Ecological Restoration Business Association (formerly NMBA)

Michael Ruth
Federal Highway Administration

Susan-Marie Stedman
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

David Urban
Ecosystem Investment Partners

Corrie Veenstra
U.S. Marine Corps

Wayne White

Regional Advisory Council

Krystel Bell
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District

Howard Brown
National Marine Fisheries Services, NOAA

Chris Kelly
California State Director, The Conservation Fund

Valerie Layne
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sacramento Field Office

Bryan Matsumoto
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District

Frank Meraz
Senior Biologist, Caltrans, HQ Biological Studies

Beatriz (Betty) Rambarran
California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Ken Sanchez
WRA, Inc.

Melissa Scianni
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9