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    Author(s): .Roger D. Fight; Chris B. LeDoux; Tom L. Ortman
    Date: 1984
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-176. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 10 p
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Logging cost equations are provided that can be used for analyses of silvicultural regimes. These equations include costs for all phases of logging from felling to loading onto a truck. They are presented by various components so that the user can substitute other values if some components do not seem applicable. Where appropriate these costs vary by size of trees harvested and volume removed at a logging entry. It is especially important that these cost relationships be reflected in logging costs used in evaluations of silvicultural regimes because the evaluations will otherwise be biased to favor regimes that produce too much small wood and use thinnings that are too frequent, too light, and too expensive.

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    Fight,.Roger D.; LeDoux, Chris B.; Ortman, Tom L. 1984. Logging costs for management planning for young-growth coast Douglas-fir. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-176. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 10 p

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    Keywords

    Costs (logging), logging economics, timber harvest planning, management planning (forest), young-growth stands, Douglas-fir (coast)

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