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Forest control and regulation ... a comparison of traditional methods and alternativesAuthor(s): LeRoy C. Hennes; Michael J. Irving; Daniel I. Navon
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-231. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 11 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionTwo traditional techniques of forest control and regulation-formulas and area-volume check-are compared to linear programing, as used in a new computerized planning system called Timber Resource Allocation Method ( Timber RAM). Inventory data from a National Forest in California illustrate how each technique is used. The traditional methods are simpler to apply and less expensive, but Timber RAM allows a more realistic definition of timber resources and can analyze a wider spectrum of forest management practices.
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CitationHennes, LeRoy C.; Irving, Michael J.; Navon, Daniel I. 1971. Forest control and regulation ... a comparison of traditional methods and alternatives. Res. Note PSW-RN-231. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 11 p
Keywordsyield regulation, allowable cut, forest management planning, Timber RAM, mathematical models, simulation, linear programing
- Timber RAM. . .a long-range planning method for commercial timber lands under multiple-use management
- RANGE RAM: a long-term planning method for managing grazing lands
- Timber management planning with timber ram and goal programming
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