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Title: DIMA quick start, database for inventory, monitoring and assessment

item Karl, Jason
item Herrick, Jeffrey - Jeff
item COURTRIGHT, ERICHA - New Mexico State University

Submitted to: Technical Report
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/15/2011
Publication Date: 8/16/2011
Citation: Karl, J.W., Herrick, J.E., Courtright, E. 2011. DIMA quick start, database for inventory, monitoring and assessment. USDA ARS Jornada Experimental Range Reference. 42 p.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The Database for Inventory, Monitoring and Assessment (DIMA) is a highly-customized Microsoft Access database for collecting data electronically in the field and for organizing, storing and reporting those data for monitoring and assessment. While DIMA can be used for any number of different monitoring data collection needs, it is particularly well suited to collecting data for the BLM’s Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) Strategy following the BLM Core Indicators and Methods. It is much easier to use DIMA if you have a basic understanding of what data base being stored in it and how they are organized.