Post-Training Resources and References

Here you will find the presentation materials and references used during a Core Methods Training.  The materials listed below are all discussed during an AIM Core Methods training event with the exception of Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health which is not taught at every training event. The resources under the headings below are not a substitute attending a training,  but in conjunction with the pre-course training material may still be useful to you.

Please note: there may be slight differences between the version of a presentation used at a specific training event and the one hosted here.

Core Concepts and Methods
Soil Characterization and Ecological Site Resources
The BLM Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) Strategy
Database for Monitoring, Inventory, and Assessment (DIMA)
Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health


Core Concepts and Methods:

  • The Monitoring Manual for Grassland, Shrubland, and Savanna Ecosystems Vol. I: Core Methods, 2nd edition (pdf)
  • Introduction to AIM (pdf)
  • Implementing AIM Sample Design (pdf)
  • Introduction to Plot Characterization & Observation (pdf)
  • Core Methods demonstration videos (video)
  • Core Concepts: Attributes and Indicators (pdf, video)
  • Core Concepts: Stratification (pdf, video)
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control (pdf)
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control examples (pdf)
  • Role of Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Monitoring (pdf)

Soil Characterization and Ecological Site Resources

The BLM Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) Strategy

  • Bureau of Land Management Introduction to the AIM strategy (video)
  • Society for Range Management 2015 AIM Symposium (videopdf)
  • BLM Technical Note 445: “AIM-Monitoring: A Component of the BLM Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring Strategy” (pdf)
  • Introduction to Terradat: The Terrestrial AIM Database (pdf)

Database for Inventory, Monitoring, and Assessment (DIMA):

  • Getting started with DIMA (pdf)
  • DIMA homepage
  • Configuring DIMA for field use (pdf, video)
  • The DIMA tutorials including a QA/QC checklist for DIMA data (pdfs)

Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health:

  • Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health v. 4 (pdf)
  • Introduction to Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health (pdf)
  • Indicators and Attributes of Rangeland Health (pdf)
  • Applying the Techniques (pdf)

 

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