Interagency Regional Monitoring Program
Monitoring Information Management Plan
The Interagency Regional Monitoring Program relies on data and information from a variety of internal and external sources (Figure 1). Internal data is collected directly by the Regional Monitoring Team or by cooperators funded through the monitoring program to collect data essential to regional monitoring. External data includes information and data that are collected by programs outside the Regional Monitoring Program, such as the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program, or FIA. External data are as critical to the monitoring program as are internal data.
Interagency coordination is essential to meeting the information needs of the regional monitoring program. The information management staff of the monitoring program coordinates closely with the Interagency Resource Information Coordinating Committee (IRICC). Coordinating with partner agencies through IRICC helps the regional monitoring program gain access to the best available information and avoids duplicating existing data. Coordinating also increases the value of new data gathering efforts to interagency business needs, and ensures adherence to interagency standards for metadata, data quality and data maintenance.
Through the process of addressing the status and trends of monitored resources, and evaluating the effectiveness of the Northwest Forest Plan, the monitoring program and cooperators generate a wide range of information products including reports, maps, spatial and non-spatial digital data, and analysis tools. The Interagency Regional Monitoring Program is committed to:
- providing a sustainable information management environment that ensures that the information and decision support needs for regional-scale monitoring are met efficiently with scientifically defensible data, and
- providing data and other information products that meet the expectations of our cooperators and clients.
Quality assurance is integral to our commitment to providing defensible monitoring data. The monitoring program has a quality assurance plan that has been designed around monitoring protocols for the collection and acquisition of internal and external data.
From the data and information resources web page, users can download reports and publications, maps and other graphics, digital data, and analysis tools, either directly from our web site, or through a link to one of our cooperators who are responsible for managing the information. Examples of information products available over the next 18 months include vegetation data from the Interagency Vegetation Mapping Program (IVMP), road and hydrography layers for monitored watersheds, and old-growth forest layers for the area of the Northwest Forest Plan. Analysis tools will include applications to summarize the amount of old-growth forest from FIA data, and decision support models such as the ecosystem management decision support tool, EMDS.
|Land Use Allocations (LUA) map used in the 15-yr monitoring report||NA||Dataset Zip File|
|Land Use Allocations (LUA) map used in the 20-yr monitoring report||NA||Dataset Zip File|
|Physiographic Provinces within the Northwest Forest Plan Area||Dataset Zip File (HTML Metadata)|
|Physiographic Provinces used in the 20-yr monitoring report||NA||Dataset Zip File|
|Twenty Year Report for the Northwest Forest Plan||Data & Maps|
Late Successional/Old Growth Data
|Twenty Year Report for the Northwest Forest Plan||Old-growth Structure Index
Old-growth Structure Index 80
Old-growth Structure Index 200
|Fifteen Year Report for the Northwest Forest Plan||Late-Successional/Old-Growth Forest (2006-2007)|
Marbled Murrelet Data
|Twenty Year Report for the Northwest Forest Plan||2012 habitat suitability map (grid)
Marbled Murrelet Analysis Areas (shapefile)
|Fifteen Year Report for the Northwest Forest Plan||Marbled Murrelet Nesting Habitat Suitability, Washington (2006)
Marbled Murrelet Nesting Habitat Suitability, Oregon (2006)
Marbled Murrelet Nesting Habitat Suitability, California (2007)
Northern Spotted Owl Data
|Glenn et al. (2017). Estimating density of a territorial species in a dynamic landscape. Landscape Ecol. 32:563-579.||Territorial Northern Spotted Owl Habitat Map (2012)
Northern Spotted Owl Relative Habitat Suitability Map (2012)
|Twenty Year Report for the Northwest Forest Plan||Northern Spotted Owl Dispersal Capable Landscapes (2012)
Northern Spotted Owl Nesting/Roosting Cover Type Suitability (2012)
Northern Spotted Owl Nesting/Roosting Cover Type Patterns (2012)
|Fifteen Year Report for the Northwest Forest Plan||Northern Spotted Owl Dispersal Capable Landscapes (2006-2007)
Northern Spotted Owl Habitat Map (2006-2007)
Northern Spotted Owl Nesting/Roosting Habitat Suitability (2006-2007)
Large Wildfire Suitability Map for the Range of the Northern Spotted Owl
Tribal Government Consultation Data
|Tribal Treaty Area Boundary Map - Washington and Oregon||Download PDF Version (198 KB)|