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Biomonitoring of Environmental Status and Trends

Project Description
The BEST Program is a monitoring and assessment program of the
Biological Resource Division of the United States Geological Survey
(USGS). BEST evaluates environmental contaminants and their effects on
species and lands under the stewardship of the Department of Interior
to provide scientific information and guide management actions.

The golas of the BEST Program are to measure and assess the effects of
contaminants on selected species and habitats throughout the Nation;
conduct research and synthesis activities directed at providing
innovative biomonitoring methods and tools for opeational
applications, and deliver effective and efficient tools to DOI bureaus
for assessing contaminant threats to species and lands.

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