Supply Sources

If the size of your project or budget does not warrant the expense of purchasing your own sampling devices, you might consider renting from Aquatic Biology Associates. ABA has Hess and Surber benthic samplers and a Petite Ponar dredge available for rent on a short-term basis. Please contact us for details and scheduling.

On the following pages are some common types and sources of field equipment and supplies for sampling aquatic macroinvertebrates.


Part of the abandoned mine site cleanup process requires benthic macroinvertebrate enumeration to assess potential impacts from former mining activities. This process requires a high quality laboratory with extensive experience identifying species in various Pacific Northwest montane stream ecosystems. Aquatic Biology Associates, Inc. has provided us with the requisite high quality service at reasonable prices. Mr. Wisseman is extremely knowledgeable and always provides personal attention to assist us with site-specific abandoned mine cleanup options. Thank you Mr. Wisseman, I look forward to working with ABA on future mine cleanup projects.

– Ryan Tobias, Cascades, Earth Sciences, Oregon