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    Author(s): Enoch F. Bell
    Date: 1976
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-053. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Description

    A simple transformation of the linear programing model used in land use planning to a goal programing model allows the multiple goals implied by multiple use management to be explicitly recognized. This report outlines the procedure for accomplishing the transformation and discusses problems with use of goal programing. Of particular concern are the expert opinions often required to set up the programing matrix, the need for quantitative goals, the choice of relative weights for the goals, and the lack of explicit trade-offs. The relationships of goal programing to linear programing and the "satisficing" decision model are also discussed. Goal programming is not a panacea for poor planning and must be used with full recognition of its problems.

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    Citation

    Bell, Enoch F. 1976. Goal programming for land use planning. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-053. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p

    Keywords

    Management planning (forest), land use, national forest development policy

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