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A Linear Programming Model for Wildland Fuel Management Planning

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A linear programming model for scheduling future investments in wildland fuel management is presented. Previous efforts at efficiently allocating fire management resources are discussed. An example is presented of the model's application to the fuelbreak system on the Angeles National Forest in southern California. Sensitivity analysis is used to address the tradeoffs between intensive and extensive investments for fuelbreak construction and maintenance. Forest Sci. 27:81-94.

Keywords: Linear programming; fire management; fuel management; fuelbreak construction

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor, Department of Forestry and Conservation, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720

Publication date: 1981-03-01

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
    Ranking: 16 of 66 in forestry

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