A Powerful Platform for Meaningful & Sustainable Collaboration

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.

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 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.

  • Workshops, field trips, and different style sessions 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.

Steering Committee

Susan Asmus
National Association of Home Builders

Robert Brumbaugh
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Kari Cohen
Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA

Donna Collier
National Environmental Banking Association

Craig Denisoff
Craig Denisoff Consulting

Chris Hartley
Office of Environmental Markets, USDA

Travis Hemmen
Westervelt Ecological Services

Catherine (Tommie) Herbert
U.S. Forest Service

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

Michelle Mattson
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Deborah Mead
Bureau of Land Management

Erik Meyers
The Conservation Fund

George Platt
The Wetlandsbank™ Company, LLC

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

(more RAC members to be confirmed)
Bill Ainslie
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4

Justin Elkins
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District

Patti G. Jarrett
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District

Charlotte Kucera
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southwest Region

Jane Ledwin
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Midwest Region

Vince Messerly
Stream + Wetlands Foundation

Eric Rothermel
Federal Highway Administration, Kentucky Division

Carrie Traver
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3

Kerryann Weaver
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5

Cory Wilson
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Forest Service
Bureau of Land Management
NOAA Fisheries
U.S. Department of Transportation