Research and Monitoring
In order to make well informed decisions, the BLM must have accurate information on the conditions and trends of BLM’s aquatic resources. Thus, monitoring fish and invertebrate populations, fish habitat, stream conditions, and other environmental features is very important.
The BLM’s Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) Strategy furthers the Fisheries Program goals through collecting, analyzing and reporting on aquatic conditions across BLM lands. In addition, the BLM works with Utah State University to manage the National Aquatic Monitoring Center that provides field offices with baseline information needed to assess conditions and evaluate the performance of various habitat projects and land management decisions.