Taking Aim to the Field: Development, Testing, and Initial Implementation of a Scalable Sampling Framework for Monitoring ...
Range Management Research
2010 Annual Report
1a.Objectives (from AD-416)
To support AIM through the developmnet, testing, and implementation of standardized Indicators, Measurements, and Sampling Protocols.
1b.Approach (from AD-416)
1) Development of a flexible sampling framework that maximizes the amount of data collected by the Bureau for a particular objective that can be combined to address other questions and/or at other scales (i.e., scalable, flexible)..
2)Initial implementation and testing in 5 test areas (representing at least 3 of the following: herd management (HMAs), energy development, NLCS, restoration initiatives, RMP revision), in cooperation with local BLM offices..
3)Documentation and training.
In 2010, we initiated planning for this project. We revised recommended indicators and methods, and developed a draft strategy for a scalable sampling framework. We also identified three areas for testing and initial implementation. E-mail correspondence and telephone communication generated collaborative efforts between agencies.