The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in partnership with the USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range will host 7 training events in 2017 for the BLM’s Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) program terrestrial field methods. Each training will provide participants with the framework and skills to implement a monitoring program which is consistent with the AIM Strategy. Participants will receive training in core monitoring concepts, plot characterization techniques, data collection protocols, quality assurance, quality control, and data management practices. Prior to each class, participants will be asked to complete 1-4 hours of coursework to minimize time spent in the classroom during the training.
There will be seven AIM terrestrial field methods trainings in 2017:
- Boise, Idaho from 04/18/2017 to 04/21/2017
- Cheney, Washington from 04/24/2017 to 04/27/2017
- Reno, Nevada from 05/02/2017 to 05/05/2017 [FULL]
- Billings, Montana from 05/09/2017 to 05/12/2017
- Cedar City, Utah from 05/16/2017 to 05/19/2017
- Lander, Wyoming from 05/16/2017 to 05/19/2017
- Grand Junction, Colorado 05/23/2017 to 05/26/2017
There is no cost to attend these courses. Each course can accommodate 60 participants, 40 of these spots are reserved for BLM employees.
Registration is through the BLM National Training Center on DOI Learn
For additional information, contact Baili Foster (email@example.com) or Sarah McCord (firstname.lastname@example.org).