The BLM requires field crews to attend approved AIM protocol trainings for data to be ingested into national AIM databases. Project managers should ensure that field crews receive proper training in the core methods.
Training opportunities are available for state, district and field office monitoring leads as well. Topics include monitoring project management and applying information to decision-making.
Helpful Documents and Links
BLM Core Terrestrial Indicators and Methods – Technical Note 440
Lotic Field Protocol for Wadeable Systems – TR1735-2
Monitoring Manual for Grasslands, Shrublands, and Savannah Ecosystems Vol. I