The invest cli application is installed with the natcap.invest python package. See Installing InVEST


To run an InVEST model from the command-line, use the invest cli single entry point:

$ invest --help
usage: invest [-h] [--version] [--list] [model]

Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs.InVEST (Integrated
Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs) is a family of tools for
quantifying the values of natural capital in clear, credible, and practical
ways. In promising a return (of societal benefits) on investments in nature,
the scientific community needs to deliver knowledge and tools to quantify and
forecast this return. InVEST enables decision-makers to quantify the
importance of natural capital, to assess the tradeoffs associated with
alternative choices, and to integrate conservation and human development.
Older versions of InVEST ran as script tools in the ArcGIS ArcToolBox
environment, but have almost all been ported over to a purely open-source
python environment.

positional arguments:
  model       The model/tool to run. Use --list to show available
              models/tools. Identifiable model prefixes may also be used.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help  show this help message and exit
  --version   show program's version number and exit
  --list      List available models

To list the available models:

$ invest --list

To launch a model:

$ invest <modelname>