The Network programs are non-regulatory, research-based educational outreach programs that emphasize natural resource-based planning, innovative site design, and best management practices to better assist community leaders/local decision-makers with strategies to better promote natural resources while accommodating growth.
The Network is currently comprised of 20 funded projects in 19 states. NEMO Network projects are tailored to the land use issues and natural resource management priorities of a given state, region or county. Network projects are typically multi-agency consortia that often include University-based Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant Extension programs, state and regional natural resource and planning agencies, and nonprofit organizations. The National NEMO Web site provides an overview of the diverse National NEMO Network, and serves as the primary communication hub for information sharing among network members.