Alaska AIM Workshop

AIM Introduction, Applications and Project Implementation Workshop: January 12th – 13th, 2016

The BLM’s Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring Strategy (AIM) for renewable resources is designed to reach across programs, jurisdictions, stakeholders, and agencies to provide key information for decision makers that can be collected once and used multiple times (TN 445, TR 1735-1). As AIM is increasingly implemented to assess the attainment of the Bureau’s land health standards; the effectiveness of land-use plans; reclamation effectiveness; ES&R treatmenGet Shortlinkt effectiveness and other applications, there is a need to educate State and Field Office personnel about the role AIM is playing within the BLM and the principles and applications of the strategy.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Communicate the benefits of AIM principles and applications
  • Describe major steps of the AIM implementation process
  • Guide and implement a multi-scale AIM project
  • Identify available resources and tools to implement an AIM project
  • Understand how resource information derived from AIM data can be used to inform BLM management decisions


Target audience: State programmatic leads and resource specialists (e.g., programs include 1010, 1020, 1030, 1040, 1110, 1120, 1150) who coordinate and/or conduct monitoring and assessment activities. We also encourage managers to attend to gain an appreciation for capacity needs and options for AIM implementation at state, district, and/or field office scales. For all participants, emphasis is on those who have not yet attended an AIM workshop or training before.


Participants come to the workshop prepared with a completed worksheet of management priorities and monitoring and assessment approaches. This exercise will be distributed to participants and is due to Sarah McCord ( by Monday January 4th, 2016.

Instructors: From BLM: Gordon Toevs, Scott Miller, Melissa Dickard. From ARS-Jornada: Jason Karl, Sarah McCord

The workshop agenda can be viewed here: Agenda

Workshop Materials

BLM Background Policy and References

BLM Technical Note 440

BLM Technical Note 445

BLM Technical Reference 1735-1

BLM Manual 4180

Local Land Health Standards

Final Presentations


2_Aquatic Examples

3_Terrestrial Examples










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