U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Fish, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation|
In order to make informed decisions, the BLM must have accurate information on the status of aquatic resources. Thus, monitoring of fish populations, fish habitat, macroinvertebrates, and other aquatic features is important.
The BLM’s Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) Strategy furthers the BLM’s fisheries program goals in collecting, analyzing and reporting on aquatic conditions across BLM lands. The BLM’s Fisheries program also participates in the Interior Department-sponsored partnership to standardize fish sampling protocols. 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 land management decisions and projects.
Case Study: BLM Monitors, Restores Fish Habitat in Headwaters Forest Reserve, California