Next N-STEPS Webcast: Development of a Nutrient Biotic Index for Nutrient Criteria

How can biological responses be incorporated into the development of nutrient criteria? AJ Smith of the New York State Department of Conservation will discuss how they developed a Nutrient Biotic Index (NBI) for use in wadeable streams, and how they are applying it towards the development of nutrient criteria for large rivers. Tom Belton of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Conservation will describe how they are also using an NBI to establish eutrophic stream classifications. Tune in to the next N-STEPS webcast on Wednesday, November 7th from 3:00 -4:30 pm EST to hear about these exciting State programs!

The N-Steps web-based technical support center is a “One Stop Shop” for National, Regional, and Local nutrient criteria development. You can register for this Webcast at .Click on the title of the Webcast, which will bring up a form for you to type in the information necessary to get set up.

If you are unable to access the N-STEPS site, you can also register directly through ON24, the third party Webcast provider. For more information, please contact Steve Potts at (202) 566-1121 or

Thanks to EPA Water Headlines for the submission.

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