Puget Sound Stream Benthos

About Us

This 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 organizations and provides tools for calculating metrics and indices. We are actively using this site to store and analyze data from ongoing macroinvertebrate sampling programs. In 2008 we added historical benthic macroinvertebrate data collected by 17 other organizations in the Puget Sound Region (view report).
Participating Organizations
Adopt-A-Stream FoundationCity of Bainbridge IslandCity of BellevueCity of BellinghamCity of BothellCity of EverettCity of Federal WayCity of IssaquahCity of KirklandCity of Lake Forest ParkCity of OlympiaCity of RedmondCity of SammamishCity of Seattle City of ShorelineCity of TumwaterClallam CountyClark County Clean Water DivisionEnvironmental Protection AgencyHoh Indian TribeJoint Base Lewis-McChordKing County - DNRPKing County - RoadsKitsap CountyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationPierce CountyPuyallup Tribe of Indians Skokomish Tribal NationSno-King Watershed CouncilSnohomish CountySnoqualmie TribeStillaguamish TribeSwinomish Indian Tribal CommunityThe Tulalip TribesThurston CountyUniversity of WashingtonVashon Nature CenterWashington State Department of EcologyWhidbey Watershed StewardsWild Fish Conservancy

Our Mission

To serve as a data repository and analysis tool for macroinvertebrate data collected throughout the Puget Sound region. Our goal is to store macroinvertebrate data in a manner that will allow for consistent comparisons among sites and programs over time. By working collaboratively with multiple jurisdictions and sharing data via the site, we hope to increase the value of our collective efforts.

Contact Us

For questions on the B-IBI analysis, how to enter and work with the sampling data, collection methods, adding new taxa, account issues, and requests to become a participating organization, contact Kate Macneale (Kate.Macneale@kingcounty.gov).

For requests to add new streams, contact Doug Henderson (Douglas.Henderson@KingCounty.gov).