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    Author(s): Bruce B. Bare; Brian F. Anholt
    Date: 1976
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-043. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 26 p
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Description

    The use of goal programing for selecting forest residue treatment alternatives within a multiple goal framework is described. The basic features of goal programing are reviewed and illustrated with a hypothetical problem involving the selection of residue treatments for 10 cutting units. Twelve residue-regeneration treatment combinations are evaluated by using physical, economic, and environmental goals. Empirical results are reported for four different goal priority sets. An interpretation of the sensitivity of the optimal treatment schedule associated with each priority set is also presented. Results indicate that goal programing offers considerable promise as an operational decisionmaking tool. Unresolved problems include the selection of decision variables and the quantification of goal attainment levels, goal preferences, and the relationships between forest residue treatment methods and managerial goals.

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    Citation

    Bare, Bruce B.; Anholt, Brian F. 1976. Selecting forest residue treatment alternatives using goal programming. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-043. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 26 p

    Keywords

    forest residues, computer programs

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