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A Simulation/Linear Programming Approach to Timber Supply Modeling

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A growth and yield simulator was combined with a forest inventory processor and a linear programming model to analyze and project timber inventory, growth and harvest for industrial and nonindustrial lands in each of five regions in California. Harvest priorities for each stand type were chosen by maximization of conifer output over alternative periods of time subject to volume, species, and inventory constraints. Results indicated that timber harvest from forest industry land would decline in the next several decades, but that this decline would be offset by increased output from nonindustrial holdings. A substantial buildup of hardwood inventories on small private ownerships is anticipated. West. J. Appl. For. 4(3):80-84, July 1989.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Forestry and Resource Management, University of California, Berkeley 94720

Publication date: 1989-07-01

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