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Title: BLM AIM-National Aquatic Monitoring Framework: Interim Protocol for Wadeable Lotic Systems
Abstract: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) developed the National Aquatic Monitoring Framework (NAMF) to monitor and assess the condition and trend of wadeable streams and rivers as part of the Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring Strategy (AIM)(BLM, 2015). Following the AIM principles, the NAMF standardized aquatic core indicators, sampling methodologies and survey designs to facilitate consistent condition and trend determinations of BLM lotic resources at multiple spatial scales (e.g., stream reach, BLM district, ecoregional). The NAMF was designed to facilitate quantitative monitoring and assessment of all aquatic resources at multiple spatial scales, but it will initially focus on assessing wadeable stream and river conditions at the scale of land use plans, field office, states and ecoregions, for example. However, at all scales, if any of the NAMF lotic core or contingent indicators are to be measured, the methods specified herein should be used. This protocol was compiled for interim use while a technical reference is developed for the NAMF lotic indicators. Users should be aware that certain methods are subject to change following field studies of the precision and accuracy of the draft methods. The field parameters subject to change are clearly noted throughout the protocol.
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Resource Type: document
Originator: Bureau of Land Management
Publication Date: 2015-07-01
Metadata Language: English
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Theme Topics: ecology, inland water resources, Environment and Conservation, conservation, hydrology, management, NAMC, AIM, BLM-AIM, monitoring, assessment, inventory, core indicators, core methods, aquatics, protocols, AIM_Protocol
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West Bounding Longitude: -167.672
East Bounding Longitude: -95.44
North Bounding Latitude: 71.014
South Bounding Latitude: 31.459
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