Connecting Policy, Practice, Business, Science & People

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

Always independent and balanced, the National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference (NMEBC) is entering its 26th year and has become well-known as the “must attend event” for those involved in ecosystem banking, ecological restoration, mitigation and related environmental markets, drawing key decisionmakers and leaders from business, government (local, state, federal), tribal communities, nonprofits, universities, and landowners. The conference presents current and timely content and dialogue on important issues, offering something for the very advanced and to those new to the industry.

NMEBC is all about investing in the environment and is the first and only of its kind to bring members of the diverse environmental community together to advance and protect the environment in a financially sustainable way.

NMEBC connects regulatory and voluntary approaches as it brings in more carbon, biodiversity, water quality and quantity markets to the ecological restoration and mitigation space to collaborate across agencies and industries to share and integrate approaches, tools and technology.

Who Attends?

Productive dialogue and engagement between environmental bankers, mitigation and offset providers, regulators and other resource agencies, customers/impactors, landowners, nonprofits and universities is a primary focus of this annual event. NMEBC is open to anyone working or interested in environmental markets – ecosystem services, mitigation banking, compensatory mitigation, outcome-based approaches, carbon sequestration and markets, water quality trading and other approaches in the overall environmental markets.

Common industries and professions in attendance include:

  • Federal, State, Local and Tribal officials, planners and regulators
  • Wetland, stream, conservation and species mitigation bankers and offset providers
  • Carbon offset providers, water quality and quantity providers
  • Investors
  • Consultants, Engineers, Scientists and Suppliers of environmental solutions
  • Attorneys, appraisers, accountants
  • Land trusts and conservancies
  • Energy and Utility companies
  • Academia
  • Real Estate Brokers and Developers
  • Landowners, Farmers and Ranchers
  • NGOs with environmental interest
  • Transportation – highways, railroads, ports, others
  • Technology innovators & more!

Steering Committee

Andy Beaudet
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Craig Denisoff
Craig Denisoff Consulting

Jonas Epstein
U.S. Forest Service

Ben Guillon
National Environmental Banking Association

Michael Hare
Resource Environmental Solutions

Travis Hemmen
Westervelt Ecological Services

Palmer Hough
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

George Howard
Restoration Systems LLC

George Kelly
Quantified Ventures

Michelle Mattson
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Deborah Mead
Bureau of Land Management

Jason Miller
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Nick Morgan
The Conservation Fund

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


Conference Format and Activities

NMEBC successfully facilitates a variety of opportunities for dialogue, learning and engagement.

  • Training, Workshops and Outdoor Classrooms,
  • Forums (Bankers, Regulators, Clients, ILF, expanding to include additional Forums in 2023
  • Main Stage Events, Breakout Sessions, Facilitated Discussions
  • Expert Led Topic Tables
  • Invest Connect
  • Academic Presentations and Case Studies
  • Legislative & Policy Update
  • Policy Roundtable
  • Exhibits are the place for the Welcome Reception, Continental Breakfasts & Breaks
  • Offsite events and other networking opportunities

    More About the Conference

    The National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference was founded in 1997 with a diverse steering committee of leaders in regulatory, mitigation banking and the environmental community which has expanded to include additional resource agencies and providers.   NMEBC is hosted by JT&A, Inc. which maintains NMEBC’s stellar reputation of serving as an independent and balanced platform for bringing together key stakeholders for productive engagement on policy and practice, successes and failures, to learn about trends, science and emerging markets and to collaborate on and share resources, tools and technology. Learn about JT&A.