NatCap Partnership Software & Tools
We’ve built advances in ecosystem science, co-developed with end users, into our free, open-source tools to make the science accessible and useful in real decisions. Download our tools and check out their documentation here. Find more information about testing, validation, and application of these tools in our library.
The Rangeland Production Model (RPM) projects forage production and diet quality for extensive grazing systems under different conditions of climate and livestock management. The model couples a gridded implementation of the Century ecosystem model with a basic ruminant physiology submodel. From livestock density and climate inputs, RPM predicts the combined impacts of livestock management and climate in controlling rangeland condition and livestock productivity.
The Resource Investment Optimization System (RIOS) is no longer supported by the Natural Capital Project, meaning we are unable to provide an installer for download. Nor can we provide bug fixes or user support. If you are interested in using the source code, or are looking for the User Guide or sample data, you can find it here. RIOS supports the design of cost-effective investments in watershed services.
PyGeoProcessing is a programmable, open source, and free GIS processing library. We built it to support our InVEST ecosystem service software, but it can be used for applications unrelated to ecosystem services. This is a tool for developers, built with their needs and data in mind.