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    Author(s): Mark M. Clark; Russell D. Meller; Timothy P. McDonald; Chao Chi Ting
    Date: 1997
    Source: Forest operations for sustainable forests and healthy economies; Proceedings, Council on Forest Engineering, 20th annual meeting; 1997 July 28-31; RapidCity, SD. Rapid City, SD: Council on Forest Engineering: 42-47.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    The authors develop a new model for harvest operation costs that can be used to evaluate stands for potential harvest. The model is based on felling, extraction, and access costs, and is unique in its consideration of the interaction between harvest area shapes and access roads. The scientists illustrate the model and evaluate the impact of stand size, volume, and road cost when determining harvest layouts. Since the approach lays the foundation for operational and tactical integration, future research will integrate the two levels for both the single and multi-period problem.

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    Clark, Mark M.; Meller, Russell D.; McDonald, Timothy P.; Ting, Chao Chi 1997. A new harvest operation cost model to evaluate forest harvest layout alternatives. Forest operations for sustainable forests and healthy economies; Proceedings, Council on Forest Engineering, 20th annual meeting; 1997 July 28-31; RapidCity, SD. Rapid City, SD: Council on Forest Engineering: 42-47.

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