Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP)

National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP)

The National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) engages both public and private individuals and organizations to enhance collaboration within the ecosystem services community and to strengthen coordination of policy, market implementation, and research at the national level. The partnership is an initiative of Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and was developed with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and donations of expertise and time from many public and private institutions.

NESP has developed a shared resources page External link that houses useful tools, research papers, and examples to support consideration of ecosystem services in decision making and monitoring.

In 2018 NESP released a publication series on the creation and use of ecosystem service conceptual models as tools to facilitate and bring consistency to this task, and it has incorporated an overview of these models into the guidebook.