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Timber RAM and ECHO: Alternative Harvest Planning Models for a Southern Forest

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Two harvest planning models, Timber RAM and ECHO, are used to calculate harvest levels on a 23,941-acre loblolly pine forest. Comparison and discussion show that a forest manager can use ECHO where he wants to maximize the discounted cash flow from future harvests. RAM is appropriate where the discounted cash flow is maximized but an even flow of volume is maintained over a specific conversion period and rotation age.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate professor of agricultural economics, Oklahoma State University

Publication date: August 1, 1978

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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