Goal Programing in Forest Management

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Managing resources for multiple use requires complex decisions that involve many diverse goals. Goal programing provides a way of analyzing such decisions and evaluating tradeoffs. The method was used in a pilot study to prepare a management plan for a 10,000-acre area on a national forest. It proved valuable both in maximizing the attainment of diverse goals and in showing that one goal was unrealistic.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forest Economist, Tennessee Valley Authority, at Norris, Tennessee

Publication date: June 1, 1977

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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