Bay Area Macroinvertebrate Bioassessment Indicator Network (BAMBI)
The increased interest in bioassessment within the Bay Area spawned the formation of the Bay Area Macroinvertebrate Bioassessment Information Network (BAMBI) in February 2002. BAMBI is a network of scientists, watershed managers, regulators and community members interested in using biological communities as indicators (i.e., benthic macroinvertebrates) of stream health in the San Francisco Bay Area. The goal of BAMBI is to maximize the utility of aquatic bioassessment in the Bay Area by developing a programmatic and analytical framework for the collection, sharing, analysis and use of bioassessment data. Additional information on BAMBI is provided at www.bayareabugs.org.