Goal Programming for Forest Management

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Goal programming is a mathematical procedure for the determination of a plan of action which offers a minimum aggregate deviation from a set of quantitative goals. The method is a modification of conventional linear programming and is motivated by two major weaknesses of that more familiar technique. This paper presents the technical details of the goal programming model, a review of its published use, and an illustration of a possible application to a forest management problem. Forest Sci. 19:125-135.

Keywords: Linear programming; resource allocation

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Lecturer in Operations Analysis, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University

Publication date: June 1, 1973

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