The collection of monitoring data results in quantitative and qualitative information obtained from measurements or estimates of the natural resources. These data are most valuable when their meaning is defined and presented in understandable terms to the resource manager. This is the analysis, interpretation, and evaluation process. The result is the documentation of conclusions on the progress of management to accomplish specific management objectives. Such conclusions are used for management and planning purposes, and in particular, for determining managment actions and establishing new or revised management objectives.
United States Bureau of Land Management, "Rangeland Monitoring: Analysis, Interpretation, and Evaluation" (1993). All U.S. Government Documents (Utah Regional Depository). Paper 280.