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Inventory Projection with the Georgia Regional Timber Supply (GRITS) Model

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A regional timber supply model was developed to project softwood and hardwood supplies at state and substate levels. The model runs on a microcomputer and was applied to Georgia as a case study. Data are entered in a spreadsheet template, and forecasts are made using a Pascal program. The model seems accurate, is easy to use, relies on easily obtainable forest survey data, and can provide projections for substate areas. Projections made for Georgia indicate that softwood supplies will decrease substantially in many important substrate areas given current growth and harvest levels, but hardwood supplies will increase. South. J. Appl. For. 14(3):124-133.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Economic Returns from Forestry investments in the Southeast and Nation, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Research Triangle Park, NC

Publication date: August 1, 1990

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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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