Complementary Linear and Goal Programming Procedures for Timber Harvest Scheduling
Linear programming (LP) is one of the most widely used models for timber harvest scheduling. Goal programming (GP) is a variation of LP frequently used to analyze multiple-objective problems such as those that arise in land management planning. A technique for complementary use of LP and GP provides improved sensitivity testing and strategy selection in timber harvest scheduling. Such a procedure is demonstrated with data from a National Forest and with Timber RAM (Resources Allocation Method) used as the LP model. Forest Sci. 26:121-133.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Professor of Forest Resources and Finance, University of Georgia, Athens
Publication date: 1980-03-01
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