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Title: BLM ARS AIM Consistent Indicators and Methods and a Scalable Sample Design to Meet Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring Information Needs Across Scales; Society for Rangeland Management
Abstract: This article provides insight into using standard methods and collecting standard indicators while also using a statistically-valid sample design to meet assessment, inventory, and monitoring information needs across scales. Many management issues faced by the BLM and other land management agencies are inherently multiscale in nature. Local decisions are made at the scale of a BLM field or district office; they require local monitoring and assessment information, and they can be informed by broad-scale information. Other decisions are made at broader scales (e.g., state or national levels) and need consistent information collected across management boundaries. The BLM Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) Strategy was initiated, in part, to evaluate and to make recommendations for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of monitoring activities. A goal of the AIM Strategy is to provide the BLM and its partners with the information needed to understand terrestrial resource location and abundance, condition, and trend, and to provide a basis for effective adaptive management.
Service URL: http://pubag.nal.usda.gov/pubag/downloadPDF.xhtml?id=57498&content=PDF
Resource Type: document
Originator: Bureau of Land Management and Agricultural Research Service - Jornada Experimental Range
Publication Date: 2011-08-01
Metadata Language: English
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Theme Topics: ecology, Environment and Conservation, conservation, management, vegetation, range, Biology and Ecology, monitoring, assessment, inventory, AIM, BLM-AIM, core indicators, core methods, sample design, policy, background info, AIM_Policy
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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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