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Starting February 26 2013, 10:00 AM
Ending February 28 2013, 03:00 PM

Pacific Northwest Conservation Banking Course

This course is designed to foster collaboration among regulators, bankers and users of mitigation ensuring that all entities have a thorough grounding in conservation banking policy in order to facilitate the establishment of banks on the ground. 

Target Audience:

The full course is intended for staff that will be working on the development, review, or management of conservation banks.

Course Topics:

Day 1 will cover the authorities behind mitigation banking programs, the current status of banking in the region, joint wetland and species banks, the business case from a private banker's perspective, and the process and requirements for establishing a conservation bank. During Day 2 and 3, participants will dive into the details of bank site selection, credit methodologies, performance standards and compliance, financial and real estate assurances, stewardship, and banking for non-listed species. DOWNLOAD the agenda.

Lodging Info:

Vancouver, WA_______________                              Portland, OR                       _______________

Homewood Suites: 360-750-1100                              Holiday Inn Express-Jantzen Beach: 503-283-8000

Red Lion - the Quay: 360-694-8341                           Red Lion-Jantzen Beach: 503-283-4466                  

Comfort Inn: 360-696-0411                                          Courtyard Marriott-N Harbor: 503-735-1818

Course Sponsors:

This course is offered by The Conservation Fund and US Fish & Wildlife Service with support from US Army Corps of Engineers, US Environmental Protection Agency, NOAA National Marine Fisheries, US Department of Defense, Parametrix, and The Watershed Company.


For more information or help with registration, please contact Margarita Carey (304-876-7924 /

Event Location

Water Resources Education Center
4600 Southeast Columbia Way
Vancouver, WA 98661


The workshop will be located in the Bruce E. Hagensen Community Room.

1655 N. Fort Myer Drive, Suite 1300 Arlington, Virginia 22209 P: 703-525-6300 F: 703-525-4610 E: