2013 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 2013 we supported implementation of recommendations for indicators and methods, and publication of these methods by BLM. We supported improvement of a scalable sampling framework at selected locations throughout the western United States, and continued work on a project in Alaska. E-mail correspondence, telephone communication and on-site meetings supported collaboration efforts with other agencies including NRCS, NPS, and USFS.