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Multiple-use forest planning techniques

a synthesising analysis

Gong, Peichen and Boman, Mattias and Mattsson, Leif (2002). Multiple-use forest planning techniques. Uppsala: (S) > Dept. of Forest Economics
(S) > Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Studia forestalia Suecica ; 212
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Abstract

Because of the complexity of multiple use forest management problems, it is difficult to quantify the consequences of management activities and to identify good management plans without the use of mathematical models. On the other hand, such models usually cannot provide sufficiently precise descriptions of the real problem, and thus one should not rely entirely on the solutions of the models to find the best management plan. This 'paradox' has plagued multiple-use forest planning and management. It has also motivated the continual suggestion of new planning techniques in the forestry literature. This paper provides an overview of various multiple-use forest planning techniques that have been proposed, emphasising their strengths and limitations in practical applications. It describes three planning procedures and discusses how alternative techniques can be applied at different stages of the planning process to overcome difficulties associated with each technique.

Authors/Creators:Gong, Peichen and Boman, Mattias and Mattsson, Leif
Title:Multiple-use forest planning techniques
Subtitle:a synthesising analysis
Series/Journal:Studia forestalia Suecica (0039-3150)
Year of publishing :2002
Number:212
Number of Pages:27
Place of Publication:Uppsala
Publisher:Skogsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
ISBN for printed version:91-576-6147-2
ISSN:0039-3150
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Area economics > Forest economics
Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Plant production > Forestry
Keywords:forest resource management, timber harvest decision, nontimber benefits, production possibility frontier, multiple-objective linear programming, goal programming
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-2-6
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-2-6
ID Code:3337
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Economics
(S) > Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Deposited By: Skogsbiblioteket Umeå
Deposited On:27 Jun 2008 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:20

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