InVEST parameter database?

Hey everyone, NatCap used to host a really nice parameter database for InVEST models, with literature citations and example biophysical parameter values. Anyone know if that is still available and where I could find it? Thank you!

Hello, I think they changed the data that was in the link “Individual Sample Datasets for InVEST”, now it is not possible to access to the old data. And “” file is not available. Anyhow you can find some of the info in this link: in the lower part of the page.

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Hey @GingerK -

It’s still available on the NatCap website, just a bit hidden. Go to the InVEST Resources page and scroll down, you’ll come to the section Data Requirements and Data Sources For InVEST, which has links to the parameter databases.

~ Stacie


Excellent, that’s just what I needed - thanks so much!

@swolny @jdouglass I lost the parameter database again. Is it no longer accessible thru the NatCap website? I’m sorry to be dense, but I can’t find it.

Hey Ginger, I’ve noticed that the block with the parameter databases doesn’t show up when I use private/anonymous browsing, but shows up otherwise. Is that the case here? If not, I’d be happy to link to the databases here on the forums.


thanks James - but no, I just don’t see the section where the links would be, whether I’m incognito or not. I would appreciate a link here!

Thanks for checking, Ginger! This looks to be a bit deeper of a bug than I had originally thought. We’ll look into it. In the meantime, here are the links:


FYI, this issue has been fixed on the website and the parameter databases now show up!


Hooray, hooray hooray! Thanks so much!