Call for Participation

Participate in NMEBC 2020 in Boise, Idaho!

We are mixing things up at NMEBC 2020 – expanding the program and exploring different approaches of mitigation as we dive into policy, practice, science and more.

  • Linking policy, practice, science and more across the different approaches to mitigation
  • Sessions tailored specifically to support the Customer, the Investor, the Provider, and the Regulator.
  • Seeking developed sessions and panels; individual presentations are still an option. See the preferred list of sessions to choose from or submit your own idea.
  • More session formats to choose from – or suggest your own.
  • And, more ways to sponsor and advertise this year!

Information required for submissions:

  1. Title of Session / Panel / Presentation / Poster
  2. Description of proposed panel/session/discussion/presentation (max 300 words)
  3. Contact & Bio: Name, Title, Organization, City, State, email, short bio (you can invite participants to input their own or do it for them)

Step 1. Choose Format:

  • PANEL (developed panel; brief remarks followed by moderated Q&A)
  • SESSION, Traditional Style (developed session; two to three presentations with moderator)
  • SESSION, Advanced How-to (developed how-to session that can be targeted at mitigation providers, customers, regulators, and/or investors). Non-commercial.
  • Individual Presentation (propose this if you don’t have a developed panel or session)
  • Facilitated Discussion (for highly debated topics or new ideas and more)
  • Sponsored Demo/Discussion (15 to 25-minute slots for select technologies, insurance, financing, etc.)
  • Provider Instructional (15-60 minute how-to/supporting sessions for providers and consultants. These are typically held while regulators and customers/users meet in their forums Wed morning)
  • Expert-Led Table Discussion (facilitated rotational table discussions to learn more on specific topics and to connect with experts. These will be offered as either an added breakout and/or during longer networking times)
  • Poster and/or Virtual Showcase
  • Other

Step 2. Select Category and Session.



  • IRT Team Discussion – how IRTs work together to solve a problem, thinking outside the box
  • Legislation, Federal Regulations and Policy – WOTUS, Proposed Changes to the 2008 Rule, Other
  • Meeting Standards – Across all approaches Banks, ILFs, PRM and emerging
  • Maturing Markets – Challenges and Solutions. Market saturation for overlapping banks and ILFs. May be able to tie into multi-purpose banks and other authority credits
  • Multi-purpose Banks – Factors that Support/Facilitate their Development
  • Performance Standards and What Constitutes Success. Science, policy, & practice of evaluating performance and how we can use this to improve the quality of mitigation projects. Emerging technology, data; Are there multiple success scenarios when it comes to tree performance? Performance standards that recognize climate variability and ecological processes.
  • Processed-based Restoration Approaches. Methods of calculating credits and/or incentivizing larger dam removals projects, case studies of high-quality mitigation projects that continue to function with minimal management after closeout
  • Public Lands – Banking and Other Mitigation Approaches
  • Transportation Mitigation. Programmatic mitigation plan guidebook; FHWA/EPA working on BMP guide on tidal restrictions; culvert banking, Advance Permittee Responsible mitigation; Corps RGL 19-01
  • The Role of Mitigation Bankers in Pre-Listing Mitigation
  • Status and Trends
  • Value of Credits / Cost of Projects
  • How is Climate Change Affecting Mitigation?
  • Other


  • Coordination Efforts at the local level between Banks and ILFs – a Panel Discussion Between Banks and ILFs; Examples of ILFs that are using banks as an option. Local examples and national perspectives; Integration with FWS, HCPs and local conservation partners.
  • State and Local-led Compensatory Approaches to Mitigation
  • Use of State-owned Submerged Lands for Banks and ILF Mitigation
  • Other


  • How to Determine the Best Mitigation Approach for You
  • Market Opportunities from a Buyer’s Perspective – Buyers describing market opportunities and identifying which industries are using mitigation the most.
  • Examples of How Customers/Users are Mitigating for Offsets.
  • Other


  • Unique Crediting Scenarios. How to combine credits into one bank; How to combine ILF and Bank or PRM and a bank; how one site may be used as PRM and ILF; use of PRM to jumpstart bank development
  • Cool Tools for Mitigation (include things outside the norm that may be interesting to folks in the mitigation banking world. Ex: satellite imagery and AI to automatically detect landscape features; eDNA; drones, IRIS sheets, etc.
  • Long-term Stewardship Across Mitigation Approaches. May include success and/or lessons; continued mitigation delivery with natural adaptation and dynamic shifts in site condition over time; financial insurances.
  • Deep Dive – Estuarine & Marine – Success Stories/challenges of a Bank, ILF and PRM
  • Deep Dive – Species Success Stories/challenges of a Bank, ILF and PRM
  • Deep Dive – Wetlands– Success Stories/challenges of a Bank, ILF and PRM
  • Deep Dive – Streams – Success Stories/challenges of a Bank, ILF and PRM
  • Other


  • New and Emerging Approaches, Opportunities. May include pre-listing, multiple new approaches to mitigation, emerging markets and opportunities.
  • Other Markets and Approaches – Nutrient, Water Quality, Stormwater, Carbon, NRDA, Joint Authority Crediting and more.
  • Innovative Mechanisms for Offsets from Abroad. Learn about approaches to mitigating offsets from other countries.
  • Other


  • Calculating Long-term Management Costs
  • Consulting Services and Working with Consultants (How do you price consulting services; How do you hire a good consultant – what to ask for; other ideas
  • Developing Good Pro Forma
  • Financial Assurances – If need to, How to Secure an Obligation and Other Scenarios.
  • Finding the Right Investment Option
  • Legal Instruments, Real Estate Related Issues
  • Marketing and Sales of Credits and Assets
  • What Makes a Good Mitigation Site? Walk through site selection determination and criteria for selecting mitigation bank and ILF sites
  • Selecting the Right Partner (the link to land trusts; Long-term stewardship vs. conservation holder, other)
  • Diversity in the Industry’s Workforce
  • Standards for Professional Practices and Ethics in Compensatory Mitigation
  • Other

Step 3. Provide Description (no more than 300 words)

Step 4. List Participant(s). Name, Title, Organization, City & State. Bio is recommended and you can invite participants to complete their own info and/or opt out until you have the info.

SUBMIT. You can edit at any time before the deadline of October 1 even after you have submitted)

What’s involved in being part of the Program? Click here for more info on presenting

When Will I Be Notified of Acceptance? Submitters will be notified by December 16, 2019.

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Questions? contact us at or 800-726-4853 

Submissions due October 1, 2019


August 17–19, 2020
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