Inventory and Monitoring Issue Team
July 18, 2000
IM Framework Principles:
; Work within an overarching Purpose and Business Requirements. ; Embrace a multi-scale, ecological and social and economic system framework. ; Collaborate across ownerships and governments for sharing and acquiring data. ; Communicate and provide accountability.
; Organize to efficiently coordinate, integrate, and manage inventories and
monitoring with adequate skills.
; Set Protocols for consistent, efficient, and effective inventories and monitoring.
Progress since November 1999:
; Inventory and Monitoring Framework (January 5, 2000)
; Region’s Survey of Inventories and Findings (November 1, 1999)
; Charter for Issue Team (March 21, 2000)
; IMIT Action Plan (April 18, 2000)
Actions Underway in the next six months:
; Develop Purpose and Objectives statement (Action 1A)
; Develop Business Requirements Analysis Process (Action 1B)
; Identify/resolve Information Policy and Technology Barriers (Action 3C) ; Form a Communication Strategy (Action 4A)
; Establish IM Budget Advisory Group (Action 5B)
; Compile list of inventory and monitoring programs (Action 2C) ; Identify Region, Station, Area Program Leaders (5C)
; Write paper on ecological systems approach (Action 2A)
ESCT Assistance Needed:
1. Actively support the IMIT efforts, including providing individuals to participate
in IMIT Work Groups.
2. Use the Inventory and Monitoring Framework and IMIT Action Plan as a
reference point when discussing Inventory and Monitoring items. Any new
inventory and monitoring efforts should be evaluated to ensure they “fit” within
the ESCT/IREMCG’s efforts.
3. Identify other Agency or NGO representatives that could be involved in our
efforts on either the IMIT or Work Groups.
For Current Activities/Status check the IMIT Website: www.fs.fed.us/emc/iim