This report relied on the generous assistance of state personnel in providing materials on bioassessment tools and biocriteria and reviewing draft chapters for each state. Thanks go to Ernest Pizzuto, Jr. of Connecticut DEP, Susan P. Davies of Maine DEP, Arthur S. Johnson of Massachusetts DEP, David Neils of New Hampshire DES, Connie Carey of Rhode Island DEM, and Doug Burnham, Richard Levey, and Richard Langdon of Vermont DEC.
Peter Nolan of U.S. EPA Region 1, Wayne Davis of the U.S. EPA Office of Environmental Information, and Bradley Autrey of the U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development all provided valuable comments and suggestions on a draft of this document. Eric O’Neal of SoBran, Inc. provided assistance in creating some of the maps in this report. Michael T. Barbour of Tetra Tech, Inc. provided the suggestion for the general layout of the document.