A Powerful Platform for Meaningful & Sustainable Collaboration in Environmental Mitigation & Markets

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 to advance and protect the environment in a financially sustainable way. Private investment and public/private alliances are leading the way towards an improved environment and streamlined permitting for important infrastructure projects.

Established in 1997, this is conference is a “must attend” for those involved in this industry, drawing attendees who are key decision makers and leaders from business, government (local, state and federal), nonprofits, and universities — further broken down by regulators, users/buyers of credits, bankers, investors, suppliers, attorneys, engineers, real estate developers, planners, consultants, landowners and interested observers.

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Who Should Attend?

NMEBC is open to anyone currently working or interested in the ecosystem services, mitigation banking, compensatory mitigation and overall environmental market 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 is a primary focus of this annual event.

Common industries and professions in attendance include:

  • Federal, State, Local officials, planners and regulators
  • Wetland, conservation, and stream mitigation 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!

Steering Committee

Evan Branosky
National Association of Home Builders

Craig Denisoff
Craig Denisoff Consulting

Jonas Epstein
U.S. Forest Service

Ben Guillon
National Environmental Banking Association

Travis Hemmen
Westervelt Ecological Services

Palmer Hough
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

George Howard
Restoration Systems LLC

George Kelly
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC (RES)

Michelle Mattson
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Deborah Mead
Bureau of Land Management

Erik Meyers
The Conservation Fund

Jason Miller
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

David Olson
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

George Platt
The Wetlandsbank™ Company, LLC

Michael Ruth
Federal Highway Administration

Susan-Marie Stedman
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

Marla Stelk
Association of State Wetland Managers

Gray Stevens
Sandy Creek Partners

David Urban
Ecosystem Investment Partners

Corrie Veenstra
Bonneville Power Administration

Shaun Vickers
Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA


Regional Advisory Council

Tim Baumgartner
Division of Mitigation Services, NC DEQ

Todd Bowers
U.S. EPA Region 4

Donnie Brew
FHWA North Carolina Division

Kathryn Matthews
USFWS Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office

Don Riley
NRCS East National Support Center

Emily Wells
USFWS Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office

Todd Tugwell
USACE Wilmington District

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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 Format and Activities

NMEBC attracts a diverse audience bringing different perspectives on policy, practice & science – and successfully facilitates a variety of opportunities for dialogue and learning – further helping participants make new connections and build on existing ones.

  • Business instructionals and demos
  • Workshops, field trips and discussions
  • Forums designed for specific sectors of the industry
  • Poster Presentations (onsite and/or online)
  • Luncheon Session, Breakfast Roundtable Session
  • Exhibits are the place for the Welcome Reception, Continental Breakfasts & Breaks
  • Offsite events

To learn more about each activity, visit our Participate page.