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jasonkarl [BLM Aim Strategy (Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring)]
protocols:blm_aim_strategy_assessment_inventory_and_monitoring [2015/05/28 09:13] (current)
nstauffer
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-The Bureau of Land Management’s AIM (Assessment,​ Inventory and Monitoring) strategy, published in 2011, was developed to allow land managers to gather data in a consistent and efficient manner, to be used at the field office, regional and national levels. ​ The AIM strategy provides methods, protocols, and principles for collecting quantitative data on the status, condition, trend, amount, location and spatial pattern of sustainable resources on public lands. ​ The AIM strategy is built upon five basic components: (1) the development and application of a consistent set of ecosystem indicators and methods for measuring ​them, (2) development and implementation of a statistically valid sampling framework(3) application and integration of remote sensing technologies, and (4) implementation of related ​data acquisition ​and management ​plans. \\+The Bureau of Land Management’s AIM (Assessment,​ Inventory and Monitoring) strategy, published in 2011, was developed to allow land managers to gather data in a consistent and efficient manner, to be used at the field office, regional and national levels. ​ The AIM strategy provides methods, protocols, and principles for collecting quantitative data on the status, condition, trend, amount, location and spatial pattern of sustainable resources on public lands. ​ The AIM strategy is built upon five basic components: (1) the development and application of a consistent set of core methods for measuring ​ecosystem indicators; ​(2) development and implementation of a statistically valid—and defensible—sampling framework(3) application and integration of remote sensing technologies(4) electronic ​data capture ​and management; and (5) structured implementation based on the particular management objectives and local ecosystems relevant to a project. \\
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 One of the goals of the AIM strategy is to establish conceptual ecological models, which can then facilitate management decisions to maintain or restore ecosystem capacities. ​ Sustainable terrestrial systems are described and monitored through three attributes: soil/site stability, hydrologic function (water cycle), and biotic integrity. ​   These attributes will be measured using a set of core indicators for terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. ​ Unique models will be established for each ecological site (i.e., groupings of similar soils and climates that support similar types and amounts of vegetation) to ensure that assessment and management are tailored to match the potential and ecological processes on each type of land.  \\ One of the goals of the AIM strategy is to establish conceptual ecological models, which can then facilitate management decisions to maintain or restore ecosystem capacities. ​ Sustainable terrestrial systems are described and monitored through three attributes: soil/site stability, hydrologic function (water cycle), and biotic integrity. ​   These attributes will be measured using a set of core indicators for terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. ​ Unique models will be established for each ecological site (i.e., groupings of similar soils and climates that support similar types and amounts of vegetation) to ensure that assessment and management are tailored to match the potential and ecological processes on each type of land.  \\
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