DocumentsBLM AIM-Monitoring: A component of the BLM Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring Strategy, Techincal Note 445
The "Bureau of Land Management Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring Strategy for Integrated Renewable Resources Management" (AIM Strategy) provides high quality information about ecosystem conditions and trends for decisionmaking. This information, or mo...
DocumentsBLM AIM Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring Strategy for Integrated Renewable Resources Management
To effectively manage renewable resources, the BLM needs information at multiple scales about resource extent, condition and trend, stressors, and the location and nature of authorized uses, disturbances, and projects. Acquiring and assessing this informa...
DocumentsBLM 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
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 b...
DocumentsARS Monitoring Manual for Grassland, Shrubland, and Savanna Ecosystems (Vol. I: Core Methods) 2nd Ed.
The Core Methods volume of the second edition of the Monitoring Manual for Grassland, Shrubland, and Savanna Ecosystems provides a single, standard reference for the core methods which are part of the BLM Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring Strategy (AI...
DocumentsBLM TNC AIM Measuring and Monitoring Plant Populations Technical Reference 1730-1
This technical reference applies to monitoring situations involving a single plant species, such as an indicator species, key species, or weed. It was originally developed for monitoring special status plants, which have some recognized status at the Fede...
DocumentsBLM ARS AIM Interpreting Indicators for Rangeland Health Technical Reference 1734-6 Version 4
The protocol described in this technical reference is designed to: 1) be used only by knowledgeable, experienced people, 2) provide a preliminary evaluation of soil/site stability, hydrologic function, and biotic integrity (at the ecological site level), ...
DocumentsBLM AIM Core Terrestrial Indicators and Methods, Technical Note 440
The purpose of this technical note is to introduce and describe the core indicators and methods component of the AIM Strategy. Further, this technical note provides guidance on how to maintain consistency of effort and resources (i.e., cited materials) wh...
DocumentsBLM ARS AIM Society for Range Management AIM Symoposium presentation recordings - 2015
During the February 2015 annual meeting of the Society for Range Management in Sacramento, California, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hosted a symposium about the Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) framework called 'Monitoring for Adaptive M...
DocumentsARS Monitoring Manual for Grassland, Shrubland, and Savanna Ecosystems (Vol. II: Design, supplementary methods and interpretation) 1st Ed.
Volume II of the Monitoring Manual for Grassland, Shrubland, and Savanna Ecosystems (first edition) provides detailed guidance on monitoring program design, data analysis and interpretation. It also includes a number of supplementary methods. This volume...
DocumentsBLM AIM-National Aquatic Monitoring Framework: Interim Protocol for Wadeable Lotic Systems
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). Fol...