Surface Disturbance and Reclamation Tracking Tool (SDARTT)

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have partnered to create the Surface Disturbance Analysis and Reclamation Tracking Tool (SDARTT). SDARTT is to be the national repository for and analysis tool of disturbance data pertaining to public land operations for the BLM. Users will upload disturbance and reclamation data to SDARTT to map, analyze, and generate reports. Spatial data will no longer be stored in the various current (or future) Data Management Systems (DMS). instead the various DMS applications will have the ability to direct their users to SDARTT for data uploads, and the DMS applications will have access to the ever growing national pool of data.

The BLM uses this set of tools to determine whether: interim and long-term requirements and criteria are being met, reclamation and monitoring protocols are providing appropriate and sufficient information, and data are being collected as specified. This effort enables the BLM to evaluate large amounts of data and to derive information that was previously unavailable, such as total acreage impacted, spatial changes over time, habitat fragmentation, stage of reclamation by feature or as a summary, and the success of reclamation efforts at a landscape level.