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Systematic Approach to Multiple-Use Management

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A computerized system is available to help make decisions about multiple-use management. On a forest, production of individual benefits, such as turkey habitat, is mathematically related to rotation lengths and sizes of openings for reproduction. From these equations, which are independent of one another, the benefits that will accrue from a management alternative are computed and displayed. A manager can therefore base his decisions upon benefit production. Once a combination of benefits is chosen, the system indicates the rates of timber harvest and the sizes of openings required to produce that combination.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief Forest Ecologist, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Asheville, North Carolina

Publication date: June 1, 1978

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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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