Macroinvertebrate and Habitat Assessments

If you are planning to collect stream habitat and macroinvertebrate data to submit to NJDEP, you have come to the right place! Our new guidance materials detail New Jersey requirements for external water quality data.

Data Sheets

  • NJ Habitat and Macroinvertebrate Data Sheet
    3.1, 3.2, 3.3
  • Macroinvertebrate Field Tally Sheet
    3.1
  • Macroinvertebrate Sample Chain of Custody Form
    3.2, 3.3

Sampling Methods

  • NJ Habitat and Macroinvertebrate Tier 3.1 QAPP Template
    3.1
  • Tier 3.1 Macro/Habitat Field Accreditation Checklist
    3.1
  • Tier 3.2 and 3.3 Macro/Habitat Field Accreditation Checklist
    3.2, 3.3

Biological Indices

  • High Gradient Macroinvertebrate Index (HGMI) Fact Sheet
    3.3, High Gradient
  • Coastal Plain Macroinvertebrate Index (CPMI) Fact Sheet
    3.3, Coastal Plain
  • Pinelands Macroinvertebrate Index (PMI) Fact Sheet
    3.3, Pinelands
  • HGMI Family-Level Fact Sheet
    3.2, High Gradient
  • Tier 3.1 HGMI Calculation Spreadsheet
    3.1, High Gradient
  • Tier 3.1 CPMI Calculation Spreadsheet
    3.1, Coastal Plain
  • Tier 3.1 PMI Calculation Spreadsheet
    3.1, Pinelands
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