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

TitleAIM-Monitoring: a component of the BLM assessment, inventory, and monitoring strategy
Publication TypeGovernment Report
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsTaylor J, Toevs GR, Karl JW, Bobo M, Karl MS, Miller S, Spurrier C
Pagination11 p.
PublisherBureau of Land Management, National Operations Center
Report NumberTechnical Note 445
ARIS Log Number296736

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.