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Integrating Timber Harvest Scheduling Economics and Environmental Quality

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A linear program matrix was structured to model forested state and private and all federal land in the Rio Grande River Basin of Colorado. The model schedules timber harvests, stand treatments, and range improvements in a manner responsive to the need for timber and economic efficiency on one hand and the desire to optimize wilderness and environmental quality on the other. It also facilitates quantification of trade-offs. An input-output model is used to trace the effects of alternative plans on the region's economy.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forester and Hydrologist, USDA Forest Service, Region 2, State and Private Forestry, Lakewood, Colorado

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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