By on January 18, 2020

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.

Dates: July 5-7, 2022

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

For more information click HERE



Creekbank Associates will be in Chicago in August!


Will you? 


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

This presentation is co-authored byDaniel 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


August 14-19, 2022

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.



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

Join Jody Bickel at NREC Investment Insights Live!

See the latest research in nutrient loss reduction and protecting water quality.
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from 9:00-6:00 central time at the iHotel & Conference Center in Champaign, IL.


Presented by the Illinois Nutrient Resource and Education Council.

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



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.


For more information visit the NMEBC website

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



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

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.


ACS Fall 2020#ACSfall2020

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