Welcome to the BugLab
Our Mission

The National Aquatic Monitoring Center is a cooperative venture between Utah State University and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Our purpose is to encourage and foster scientifically sound watershed monitoring programs on public lands. Our goals are to increase the consistency and quality of aquatic resource assessments and provide clear, accurate, and timely information to resource managers and the public. A primary focus at our laboratory is the processing of aquatic invertebrate samples. Please contact us if you are in need of our assistance.

New Developments
  • Online Sample Submission: Submit your samples online. Our new online submission process helps organize and eliminate errors in sampled data. Try it now!
  • Bug Data Mapping and Retrieval: The new Bug Data Mapping and Retrieval site is now online. The tool allows you to search our database for bugs at the taxonomic level and view them on a map. Please visit and give us feedback.

Upcoming Developments
  • We are constantly trying to improve our website and provided tools. Let us know how we can help you.
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