Join us at the second largest and longest running annual mining convention in the United States. The AEMA Annual Meeting, December 4-9, 2022, in Reno, Nevada. Creekbank Associates CEO and Founder Jody Bickel will be participating in the Accessing Capital for Exploration, Development & Operations Session, December 7, presenting on:

Going Green: Integrating the Value of Natural Capital from Project Concept to Completion


The principal function of this industry is to extract useful mineral materials from the earth and to be the best possible at managing the associated financing, risks, and complex operations. The model and traditional knowledge base is built on managed removal. Meanwhile the industry is increasingly expected to incorporate enhanced social resiliency and environmental sustainability factors into their business decision-making as part of their social license to operate. Cost savings and new forms of revenues generated from the natural ecosystem services at project sites reflect the strategy of the corporation to deliver on its social and environmental public sustainability commitments. Integrating these nature-based solutions, where appropriate, can open the door to opportunities for green investments and returns.

Past Events

July 5-7, 2022

at the University of Oxford Museum of Natural History in Oxford, England.

What do Business and Nature Based Solutions have in common?

Find out this July, when you join Creekbank CEO Jody Bickel at the Nature Based Solutions conference in Oxford, England.


The 3-day, 12 session conference will focus on ensuring that Nature Based Solutions support thriving human and ecological communities. Don’t miss it! Participants can attend the conference in Oxford or online, as all sessions will be live streamed online with the opportunity for online participants to interact and ask questions.

Creekbank Associates will be in Chicago in August!

Will you?

4:40 pm on Tuesday, August 23

room S503a of the McCormick Place Convention Center

Creekbank Associates CEO Jody Bickel will present on the topic, Conservation That Counts.

This presentation is co-authored by Daniel Perkins, Ph.D, Michael Thabault, Wayne White and George Kelly and Spencer Mortensen (BASF).

The in-person oral presentation will be given at 4:40 pm on Tuesday, August 23, in room S503a of the McCormick Place Convention Center.


DIVISION: Division of Agrochemicals
SESSION: Upfront Mitigation: What that Means in the FIFRA/ESA Consultation Process
SESSION TIME: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Creekbank Associate David Gibson, Ph.D. will present “Diversity-biomass relationships are dependent upon location and dominant species ecotypes” at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Québec, Canada.

August 14-19, 2022

at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Québec, Canada

This year’s conference is a joint meeting with the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE).
The theme for this year’s meeting is A Change Is Gonna Come.

For more about this exciting event, visit the ESA webpage


If you’re attending the
National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference in Boise this May, Creekbank CEO Jody Bickel will be moderator for Session 12, at 2:00 on May 5: Compensatory Mitigation Case Studies.

The session will not be livestreamed.


The NMEBC is a “must attend event” for anyone involved in ecosystem banking and related markets, drawing key decision makers and leaders from business, government (local, state, federal), nonprofits and universities. 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.


“One of the most important networking and collaboration events in the industry.”

NMEBC 2022

May 2-6 at the new Boise Center West, Boise, Idaho
Visit HERE for more information

Jeremiah McKinney will be presenting
Planning, Implementation and Analysis of Success in
Revegetating Lignite Mines in Texas
at the American Society of Reclamation Sciences (ASRS) annual meeting
Duluth, MN, June 12-16.

Jeremiah will participate in the afternoon panel “Vegetation: Developing Techniques” offered on June 13. This year’s ASRS meeting will focus on research, technical, and regulatory issues associated with the land and water implications of anthropogenic land disturbances.

Creekbank presentations from the SETAC Virtual Annual Meeting, November 14-18, 2021
Solutions with Respect for our Community and Environment

A Pilot Example of Maximizing Conservation Measures: Using Avoidance, Minimization, and Offsetting in National Scale Pesticide Consultations

View the video here.

Developing a Communication Platform that Meets the Needs of both FIFRA Labeling Instructions and Endangered Species Act Avoidance and Minimization Requirements

View the video here.


Join Jody for the ERBA Policy Conference
October 12-15, 2021
Virtual via WebEx

Creekbank Associates will present at the
Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, November 14-18, 2021.

Both platform presentations occur during the following session:
Advancing Endangered Species Risk Assessment and Mitigation from National-scale to
Species-centric Assessments Using ‘Best Available’ Data

Presentation I: A Pilot Example of Maximizing Conservation Measures: Using Avoidance, Minimization, and Offsetting in National Scale Pesticide Consultations
Presenter: Jody L. Bickel, Founder and CEO, Creekbank Associates

Co-Authors: Daniel Perkins Ph.D., Wayne White, Mike Thabault, together with Spencer Mortensen, BASF

Presentation II: Developing a Communication Platform That Meets the Needs of Both FIFRA Labeling Instructions and Endangered Species Act Avoidance and Minimization Requirements
Presenter: Daniel Perkins, Ph. D. Regulatory Advisor and Technical Director Creekbank Associates and Director of Sustainability and Environment at D & E Technical, Inc. (DETech)

Co-Authors: Jody L. Bickel, Wayne White, Mike Thabault, Matthew von Hendy, together with Spencer Mortensen, BASF

National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference
Raleigh, NC July 19-22, 2021

Facilitated discussion: Exploring the Potential in Undeveloped Markets at a National Scale

Mitigation and restoration providers are positioned to use their experience and existing offset programs to deliver private solutions at a national scale. Providers have effectively advanced private markets, improved regulatory certainty, and driven business efficiency for numerous industries whose actions may impact the environment, with impacts assessed and addressed locally for the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and Natural Resource Damage Assessment requirements. How can offset providers more effectively support both the regulated and regulators for these and other national scale programs with larger geographic action areas and complex actions such as EPA’s national pesticide regulations or FEMA’s flood plain insurance program? Discussion will include inter- and intra- agencies coordination, policy issues, development of appropriate assessment methods, and needed infrastructure for program implementation.

Creekbank will be attending the following virtual events in March and April. Please reach out if you would like to have a conversation during either event.

National Mitigation Banking Conference (NMEBC)

New Date: August 17-21, 2020 ONLINE EVENT

Presenter: 1,600 Species, 50 States, FIFRA & ESA: Looking Ahead for Mitigation Providers


Session Co-Chair, AGRO Division:
Integrating Species Conservation with Pesticides from Bench to Market

With Creekbank Associates presentations:

Population assessment and conservation (PAC) measures for pesticide consultations and meaningful stewardship outcomes
Achieving effective ESA consultations in FIFRA registrations is the desired effect