The Delivery of Semiprimitive Outdoor Recreation Opportunities on the Chattahoochee National Forest and Variations in Timber Demand

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The Chattahoochee Forest Planning Model was modified to include semiprimitive nontimber harvest management prescriptions that equalled the maximum annual production of recreation visitor days of the existing timber harvest prescriptions. The present net value formulation was resolved to determine if the inclusion of the nontimber harvest prescriptions would affect the model's allocation of semiprimitive outdoor recreation resources. The revised model was also subjected to a series of resource allocation sensitivity simulations in which the estimates of future timber demand were varied. The allocation of semiprimitive outdoor recreation resources was influenced by the new prescription only when timber demand was less than 100% of the current timber demand estimate. Actual maximum acreage allocation of semiprimitive resources was achieved when timber demand was 75% of the existing estimate. Doubling the timber demand estimate did not decrease the acres allocated to the semiprimitive resource on the Chattahoochee National Forest. South J. Appl. For. 12(4):246-252

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Recreation Resources Administration, School of Forestry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27611

Publication date: November 1, 1988

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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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