The 2024 Northeast Aquatic Biologists (NAB) Conference was held February 14-16 at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont.

The NAB Conference, coordinated by NEIWPCC in partnership with member states and EPA, preserves the spirit and tradition of providing a forum for the professional sharing of knowledge and collaboration that the aquatic and environmental biologist community in the Northeast represents.

NAB is open to all registrants. Attendees include representatives in New England and New York State, including participants from state, federal, tribal, and municipal governments; the private sector; academia; and watershed organizations.

Thank You to Our NAB 2024 Sponsors!

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Pre-Conference Meetings

The upcoming NAB Conference offers two pre-conference meetings. The first of which, R Exchange, creates a space for the region’s R coding enthusiasts to share innovative methods and experience leveraging various R programs to streamline unique processes and problems.

The second pre-conference meeting, Streamgaging with the USGS and the states, enables state employees throughout the Northeast to connect with the USGS regarding the network of streamgages and opens up a larger conversation regarding the need for funding endangered streamgages.

The cost to attend these meetings is $20 which covers the cost of venue space; coffee, tea, and water; and audiovisual needs. Attendees are welcome to join either meeting whether or not they can attend the full conference. Pre-registration is required.

Conference Program

This year’s agenda covers a variety of important topics including the impact of climate change on streams, cyanobacteria, long-term and continuous monitoring, PFAS, and macroinvertebrate indices.

There will be opportunities to network with your regional peers and colleagues. Our exhibitor and poster session will be hosted Wednesday evening and includes a cash bar and appetizers. On Thursday, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy complimentary ice skate rentals, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and hiking trails. If preferred, participants are welcome to grab a board game and cozy up by the fireplace in the lounge.

The Legendary Aquatic Biologist Award is presented at the NAB Conference to honor distinguished colleagues who have devoted their careers to furthering science and policy to protect the region’s aquatic resources.

Lake Morey, Vermont
Lake Morey, Vermont

COVID-19 Policy

NEIWPCC is committed to providing an event environment that keeps all participants as safe as possible and promotes the well-being of our community. It is recommended that all individuals who participate in NEIWPCC events be fully vaccinated, however, this is no longer a requirement to attend.

We encourage attendees to take CDC recommendations and their individual circumstances into account when making a decision about preventative actions. By voluntarily choosing to attend NEIWPCC events, participants assume all risks associated with exposure to COVID-19.

Attendees should NOT participate in NEIWPCC events if they display any symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within ten (10) days of the event must test negative prior to attending.

Conference Archives

To view select information from past NAB Conferences, including the agenda and presentation slides, visit the Conference Proceedings page.

Read more about the 2023 NAB Conference.

Attendees enjoy the poster session at NAB 2023.


For general NAB Conference questions or information about the NAB Workgroup, please contact Maryann Dugan at 978-323-7929 or