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L-O-S-T: Logging Optimization Selection TechniqueAuthor(s): Jerry L. Koger; Dennis B. Webster
Source: Res. Pap. SO-203. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 66 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionL-O-S-T is a FORTRAN computer program developed to systematically quantify, analyze, and improve user selected harvesting methods. Harvesting times and costs are computed for road construction, landing construction, system move between landings, skidding, and trucking. A linear programming formulation utilizing the relationships among marginal analysis, isoquants, and the harvesting methods is used to estimate and select the harvesting procedure having maximum profits.
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CitationKoger, Jerry L.; Webster, Dennis B. 1984. L-O-S-T: Logging Optimization Selection Technique. Res. Pap. SO-203. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 66 p.
Keywordsoptimization, harvesting, computer program, roadbuilding, skidders, hauling
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