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 key decision makers and leaders from business, government (local, state and federal), nonprofits, and universities — further broken down by regulators, clients/buyers of credits, bankers, investors, suppliers, attorneys, engineers, real estate developers, planners, consultants, landowners and interested observers.

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Who Should Attend?

Dialogue between bankers, regulators, customers/users, environmentalists is a primary focus of this annual event. NMEBC is open to anyone currently working or interested in the ecosystem services, mitigation banking, compensatory mitigation and overall environmental markets. 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. 

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

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

Frank Edelman
Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Ethan Ellsworth
Bureau of Land Management

Shauna Everett
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Portland, OR)

Julia Grant
Green Diamond Resource Company

Aimee Hill
Idaho Transportation Department

Tracie-Lynn Nadeau
U.S. EPA Region 10

Tracy Peak
USACE Walla Walla District

Kelly Urbanek
USACE Walla Walla 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.

  • Training
  • Workshops, field trips and facilitated discussions
  • Forums (Bankers, Regulators, Clients, ILF)
  • Academic Presentations and Case Studies
  • Legislative & Policy Update
  • Policy Roundtable
  • Exhibits are the place for the Welcome Reception, Continental Breakfasts & Breaks
  • Offsite events