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 community water monitoring data submitted to NJDEP. 

QAPP Template

  • NJ Habitat and Macroinvertebrate Tier 3.1 QAPP Template
    3.1
  • Tier 3.1 QAPP Template Appendices - Low Gradient
    3.1, Coastal Plain
  • Tier 3.1 QAPP Template Appendices - High Gradient
    3.1, High Gradient

Data Sheets

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

Sampling Methods

  • 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

Macroinvertebrate Identification

  • NJ Macroinvertebrate Pollution Tolerance Values

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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