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B-IBI information

The Puget Sound Stream Benthos web site was developed by a group of agencies interested in monitoring the health of streams in the Pacific Northwest. The City of Seattle, King County, Pierce County, and Snohomish County worked collaboratively to create a database system that allows sharing of benthic macroinvertebrate data among many organizations and provides tools for calculating metrics and indices. The site is used to store and analyze data from ongoing macroinvertebrate sampling programs.

Other monitoring B-IBI monitoring programs

Stream biological monitoring from Washington State Department of Ecology

Macroinvertebrate Sampling Program from the National Parks Service

Invertebrates as Indicators from the EPA

Benthic Macroinvertebrate photos and identification

Freshwater Benthic Ecology and Aquatic Entomology Homepage from Nova Scotia

Macroinvertebrate Photo Gallery from Stroud Water Research Center

BugGuide knowledgebase of North American bugs

Additional learning

Middle school learning activity with stream bugs from Minnesota Science Teachers Education Project

Society for Freshwater Science An international scientific organization whose purpose it is to promote our understanding of freshwater ecosystems

Adopt-A-Stream Foundation at the Northwest Stream Center

The Xerces Society An international nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting biological diversity through invertebrate conservation