A MAXMIN Approach to Nondeclining Yield Timber Harvest Scheduling Problems
Authors: Hof, John G.; Pickens, James B.; Bartlett, E. T.
Source: Forest Science, Volume 32, Number 3, 1 September 1986 , pp. 653-666(14)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:This paper investigates an alternative approach to scheduling timber harvests when nondeclining yield is desired. The approach maximizes the minimum harvest during any one time period, across all time periods in the planning horizon. This approach tends to create an even flow harvest pattern, but allows more flexibility than rigid nondeclining yield or even flow constraints. The approach is tested in a case study involving conversion of an unregulated forest into a regulated state. The results suggest that the approach, in combination with other approaches, may have the potential to generate useful solutions to this type of timber harvest scheduling problem. Forest Sci. 32:653-666.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Professor, Department of Range Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523
Publication date: 1986-09-01
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