|Title||AIM-Monitoring: a component of the BLM assessment, inventory, and monitoring strategy|
|Publication Type||Government Report|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Taylor J, Toevs GR, Karl JW, Bobo M, Karl MS, Miller S, Spurrier C|
|Publisher||Bureau of Land Management, National Operations Center|
|Report Number||Technical Note 445|
|ARIS Log Number||296736|
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.