A Mathematical Programming System for the Management of Industrial Forests
Abstract:The scheduling of harvest operations in an industrial forest determines future growing stock volumes, growth rates, harvest yields, cash flows, present worth, and return on investment. Some inadequacies of previously available techniques for preparing cutting schedules are discussed, and a computerized management planning system based on linear programming techniques is described. The system is designed to maximize present net worth subject to restrictions on harvest volumes and regeneration acreages. Results of a typical application of the system are discussed. Forest Sci. 17:428-445.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Assist. Professor, Dep. of Statistics and Computer Center, and Union Camp Professor, School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia
Publication date: December 1, 1971
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