The mission of the Southwest Association of Freshwater Invertebrate Taxonomists (SAFIT) is to promote
understanding of the taxonomy and systematics of inland freshwater invertebrates in support of biotic
condition of inland aquatic ecosystems of the southwestern United States. Fundamental to this mission
is the standardization of identification and reporting of freshwater invertebrate taxa. SAFIT
fosters scientific research, education, and professional development in the environmental sciences, as
they pertain to inland freshwater invertebrate taxonomy. To accomplish this mission SAFIT will:
Establish standard taxonomic procedures.
Provide/maintain standard taxonomic effort document.