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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


Location: Range Management Research

Title: AIM-Monitoring: a component of the BLM assessment, inventory, and monitoring strategy

item Taylor, Jason
item Toevs, Gordon
item Karl, Jason
item Bobo, Matthew
item Karl, Michael
item Miller, Scott
item Spurrier, Carol

Submitted to: Government Publication/Report
Publication Type: Government Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/4/2013
Publication Date: 4/1/2014
Citation: Taylor, J.T., Toevs, G., Karl, J.W., Bobo, M., Karl, M.S., Miller, S., Spurrier, C. 2014. AIM-Monitoring: a component of the BLM assessment, inventory, and monitoring strategy. Government Publication/Report. Technical Note 445. U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Mangement, National Operations Center, Denver, CO. BLM/OC/ST-14/003+1735. 11 p.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The “BLM Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring Strategy for Integrated Renewable Resources Management” (AIM Strategy) was completed in 2011 in response to a request from the Office of Management and Budget. The strategy describes an approach for integrated, cross-program assessment, inventory, and monitoring of renewable resources (e.g., vegetation, soils, water, and wildlife habitat) at multiple scales of management. Following the AIM Strategy, the BLM is modernizing its resource monitoring approach to more efficiently and effectively meet local, regional, and national resource information needs. The AIM Strategy provides a process for the BLM to collect quantitative information on the status, condition, trend, amount, location, and spatial pattern of renewable resources on the nation’s public lands, from individual field office levels, to public lands across the Western U.S. and Alaska. Each AIM-Monitoring survey, at any scale of inquiry, uses a set of core indicators, standardized field methods, remote sensing, and a statistically valid study design to provide nationally consistent and scientifically defensible information to track changes on public lands over time.

Last Modified: 10/19/2017
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