At the end of the season, it is essential to store high-quality data so that you can easily access data to inform management decisions. National databases are available at the NOC to upload and store AIM data. It’s also important to evaluate your monitoring efforts in order to support and improve future monitoring. Together, data management and project evaluation ensure that all of the field season’s hard work translates into useful information. The 2020 Terrestrial Data Management Protocol and Lotic Data Management QAQC Protocol will be essential for ensuring that appropriate data standards are followed.
|Figure 1.Data Collection in Taos, NM. Credit: BLM||Figure 2. Data Collection in Alaska. Credit: BLM||Figure 3. Soil Pit in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Credit: BLM|
Helpful Documents and Links:
Lotic Data Management QAQC Protocol (in revision)
Lotic AIM Technology and Applications Manual (in revision)