Lentic AIM Training

Lentic AIM is a standardized approach for monitoring wetland and riparian areas (lentic resources) based on the current draft protocol: Field Protocol for Lentic Riparian-Wetland Systems – June 2020 REVIEW DRAFT

The goal of Lentic AIM Field Training is for participants to be proficient in the collection of core, contingent, and covariate field methods. Participants will learn how to:

  • Implement a random and targeted sample design for wetland and riparian resources
  • Collect all core, contingent, and covariate methods in Field Protocol for Lentic Riparian-Wetland Systems. These methods focus on:
    • Vegetation
    • Hydrology
    • Soils
    • Annual use
  • Use electronic data capture applications (Collector, Survey123)
  • Conduct field and post-field QAQC methods

Training Specifics:

Lentic AIM Field Training is five full days in the field with approximately 20 hours of pre-training online material and exercises to be completed the week prior to field training. For 2021, we anticipate holding three small, regional trainings for data collection crews in the spring. Details will be announced in early 2021.

Questions about Lentic AIM Field Training? Please email Lindsay Reynolds at lreynolds@blm.gov

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