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As of 8/15/2019 the User Help document has changed to a User Manual and is found here.


SDARTT is an interactive map tool used to document and track disturbance and reclamation efforts associated with surface activity requiring a BLM permit. This data is critical to the BLM’s public land use permitting process due to the number of BLM offices reporting on the 19 disturbance threats SDARTT is tracking. This data can be cross-referenced with various background layers to assist in land use and natural resource management decisions.


  • View approved, verified, and informational data
  • Does not have upload, edit, verify or approve capabilities


To choose your access Type click on the radio button next to the access type you need. You can choose only one type.


  • Project Status
  • Boundary Type
  • Boundary Acres
  • Existing or Approved Disturbance Acres (verified)
  • Unapproved Disturbance Acres (verified)
  • Existing or Approved Disturbance Acres (unverified)
  • Unapproved Disturbance Acres (unverified)
  • Total Disturbance Acres


You can export the data by clicking on the PDF or CSV button.


If you would like to change the parameters of the query use the Change Parameters link in the upper left corner of the Results window. 

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Reports Tab


  • Authorized Users
  • Users Pending Approval


Disturbance by Field Office


You can also download the data for the entire project to a .pdf, .shp, or .csv file by clicking the appropriate button in the upper right corner of the ACEC/NCL subunit list window.

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Edit Locations

Use the Edit Locations option to change the field office, category or subcategory, status, and various other features of the location, or to delete a location.


To reset the fields, click the Reset button.


* NOTE: The Verify Spatial Reports function is designed to quickly verify or unverify locations. We recommend you use the Verify function, instead of the Edit function, if verifying or un-verifying is the only task you need to complete, or if you have multiple locations to verify.

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Verify Spatial Reports

 Use the Verify Spatial Reports option to add or remove the Verified flag from a record, and to add verification comments.


Parameters - To change the parameters of your search, click on the Change Parameters link at the top left of the page. This takes you back to the Search window.

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Administration (Admin Accounts Only)


  • click on District Offices or Field Offices depending on which type of office you would like to add
  • From the next screen, click on Add Office in the top left
  • Type in the Name of the new office, choose a state the office is in in the State Office drop-down and whether or not the office is active
  • Click Submit
  • To Reset or clear the information, click Reset
  • Click Cancel to cancel the operation altogether


Editing a District or Field office:

  • From the Administration Tool page, choose whether you want to edit a District Office or Field Office
  • From the next screen choose which office you would like to edit and click on the name of the office
  • From the edit page you can edit the name of the office, change the state office field or make the office active or inactive
  • Click Submit
  • To Reset or clear the information, click Reset
  • Click Cancel to cancel the operation altogether


Generate Field Office File

  • To generate a field office list, click on the Generate Field Office File link
  • Once the download is complete you can open the file with Adobe or Word

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Upload Tab

Use the Upload tab to access the Disturbance and Reclamation and Project/Analysis Boundaries upload tasks. These tasks are used to upload data to the SDARTT inventory.


  • Hover over the warning or error to see details about the warning or error.
  • Click the CSV button to download a .csv file that contains the data from the upload table, including the RowStatus messages.


Examples – examples of possible warning and error messages:


Note: Records with warnings will be uploaded. Changes that will be made to those records are noted in the Warning details.

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Uploading Project/Analysis Boundaries


Note: The Project/Analysis boundaries must be uploaded prior to uploading the projected and as-built disturbances. To upload boundaries, follow the steps below.  

To upload Project/Analysis boundaries data to the SDARTT inventory:


Note: Records with Warnings will be uploaded. Changes that will be made to those records are noted in the Warning details. 

Upload the associated disturbances:

The second step to upload a proposed project or analysis for disturbance calculations is to upload the associated projected disturbances as well as any existing disturbances known and not housed in SDARTT. Return to the Disturbance and Reclamation Upload section and start at step #2 to upload the associated disturbance and/or reclamation shapefiles.


Running a disturbance calculation analysis:

To run a disturbance calculation analysis use the Project Tracking Tool. Instructions for using the Project Tracking Tool are located in the Tools Tab - Project Tracking Tool section.

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Use this feature to download Shapefile and Geodatabase templates. There are separate templates for each of the 19 disturbance types, one for Agricultural Conversion, one for Fire, and one template that contains all disturbance types. This template is the “All Combined” template and allows the user to upload different disturbance types in one upload. There is also a project template.


* Note: When using Geodatabase templates you must export the Geodatabase layer to a shapefile (.shp) format.


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Data Dictionary

View file
nameSDARTT Data Dictionary.docx


Example - Geodatabase Drop Down List


View file
nameExample - Geodatabase.docx






  • known
  • existing disturbance

Disturbances that are physically on the ground and are tracked by the BLM


  • Database

Repository of data that has been uploaded to SDARTT


A projected disturbance connected to an approved project

A disturbance with the status of "as-built"

Priority Habitat Management Area


  • Proposed

Data that has not yet been approved

A disturbance that is connected to a project with a status other than "approved"


  • Feature
  • Polygon

Combination of .shp, .prj., shx., .dbf etc. files that make up the data file to be uploaded or imported to SDARTT




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SDARTT Contact Information


Phone: 970-226-9116

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