The National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) was formed over a decade ago to create a national network for sharing ecosystem services information, to establish pathways for implementation of ecosystem services concepts, and to help integrate ecosystem services information into decision-making. In service of these goals, NESP is creating a set of resources for the natural resource management community that provides an ecosystem services framework that is flexible while being standardized, intuitive, and credible. These resources are centered on a set of Ecosystem Services Conceptual Models (ESCMs). These ESCMs offer an entry point for incorporating a suite of ecosystem services considerations into a program or project.
Get a guided tour of this new online resource toolkit from NESP and learn about how it has been applied to forest and coastal ecosystems through joint projects with the U.S. Forest Service, the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, and the Gulf Research Program.