Preliminary Agenda

Below is preliminary agenda for the 2019 conference. A more detailed agenda will be available soon.


MONDAY • May 6 • Optional Activities
10 a.m.–5 p.m.The Art of the Deal – A Workshop for Consultants, Lawyers and Investment Professionals
10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.IRT Training for Bank Sponsors
3–5 p.m.A Workshop for Public Landowners: Evaluating For-Profit Capital Funding For Public Land Restoration
5:15–6 p.m.Legal Matters

TUESDAY • May 7 • Optional Activities
8 a.m.–2 p.m.
• 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
• 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
• 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Outdoor Classrooms • Field Trips (times vary)
Anoka Sand Plains Wetland
Savage Fen and Boiling Springs Banks
Prairie Pothole Region
8 a.m.–12:30 p.m.101 Primer on Banking
9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.ILF 101 Basics Workshop
12:50–2:20 p.m.RIBITS Workshop
12:50–2:50 p.m.Marketing Hot Topics Roundtables
2:20–4:20 p.m.Advanced ILF Topics Workshop
2:30–4 p.m.Advanced Stream Banking Workshop
2:30–4 p.m.Advanced Conservation Banking Workshop
4:30–5:45 p.m.Business of Banking for the Regulator
4:30–5:45 p.m.Workshop: How-to Guide for Building Biodiversity and Habitat Quantification Tools

WEDNESDAY • May 8
8–8:45 a.m.National Environmental Banking Association Meeting
8–8:45 a.m.Corps Meeting (internal)
8–8:45 a.m.Forum for State Regulators
9–10:15 a.m.Instructionals and Demos for Bankers/Consulants/Investors/Suppliers
9–10:15 a.m.Forum for Users of Mitigation
9–10:15 a.m.Forum for Regulators (for regulators on IRTs)
10:30–NoonDiscussions and Tools
1–2 p.m.OPENING SESSION
2:15–3:45 p.m.General Session: Status and Trends
3:45–4:15 p.m.Networking Break in Exhibit Area
4:15–5:45 p.m.Session 1. Fish, Wildlife & Species Banking
4:15–5:45 p.m.Session 2. Science of Hydrology in Determining Success of Compensatory Mitigation Project
4:15–5:45 p.m.Session 3. Users of Mitigation
5:45–7:30 p.m.Welcome Reception

THURSDAY • May 9
7:30–8 a.m.Early Morning Breakfast Sessions
8:15–9:45 a.m.General Session: Recent Policies/Guidelines & Anticipated Effects on Compensatory Mitigation
9:45–10:15 a.m.Networking Break in Exhibit Area
10:15–11:45 a.m.Session 4. Minnesota Banking
10:15–11:45 a.m.Session 5. Evaluation and Performance
10:15–11:45 a.m.Session 6. Emerging Trends & Opportunities
11:45 a.m.–1:45 p.m.LUNCH General Session: WOTUS and State Assumptions
2–3:30 p.m.Session 7. Development and Implementation of Debit and Credit Determinations Across Corps Districts
2–3:30 p.m.Session 8. Case Studies
2–3:30 p.m.Session 9. Alternative Approaches
3:30–4 p.m.Networking Break in Exhibit Area
4–5:30 p.m.Session 10. New Opportunities out of Louisiana
4–5:30 p.m.Session 11. Stream Banking and Methodologies
4–5:30 p.m.Session 12. Business of Banking: Real Estate and Other Legal Issues

FRIDAY • May 10
8–9:30 a.m.General Session: Policy Discussion Roundtable with Regulators
9:30–9:45 a.m.Networking Break in Exhibit Area
9:45–11:15 a.m.Session 13. Long-Term Stewardship Challenges
9:45–11:15 a.m.Session 14. Technology & Tools
9:45–12 p.m.Session 15. Mitigation on Public Lands: Hurdles and Solutions to Public/Private Partnerships
11:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
• 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
• 12:15–6 p.m.
Outdoor Classrooms • Field Trips (times vary)
Field Urban Wetland Restoration
White River Restoration Projects

The National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference offers opportunities to share and discuss ideas, knowledge, emerging and current trends and policy. Workshops, sessions, groups discussions, forums, exhibits, posters and field trips are a few of the ways to participate in NMEBC 2019. Learn more about each of the ways to participate here.