Forest Management and Planning

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Overview

This book provides a focused understanding of contemporary forest management issues through real life examples to engage students. The methodology for the development of quantitatively-derived forest management plans - from gathering information to the implementation of plans at the forest level - are explicit explained. Emphasis is placed on the development of the traditional commodity production forest plans using linear programming, the development of alternative forest plans, and problem resolution in planning.

The authors have developed this book based on their personal experience in teaching forest management courses and the review of ten forestry programs (Auburn University, University of Georgia, Iowa State University, Louisiana State University, Northern Arizona University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Florida, Virginia Tech, and Oregon State University). The integration of extended case studies of a variety of scenarios as well as the inclusion of a section on report writing will engage students. Acknowledgement and integration of various software packages for forest management provide the most useful tools for those studying forest management and distinguish this book from the competition.

• Real-life examples illustrated mathematically and graphically
• End-of-chapter questions
• Modern coverage of the planning and management of US Forest timber production
• Instructors Web site with access to geographic databases, solutions and illustrations
• Case study analysis
• Expansive applications drawn for examples in the western US, the Lake States, the northeastern US, the southern US and Canada
• Detailed descriptions of models and solution methods for integrating a variety of wildlife habitat constraints

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123743046
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 9/24/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 979,912
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Short Table of Contents
Introduction
Management of Forests
Part I
Valuation of Forest Conditions
Geographic Information
Estimation and Projection of Stand and Forest Conditions
Part II
Optimization of Stand-level Objectives
Graphical Solution Techniques for Two-variable Linear Problems
Linear Programming
Advanced Forest Planning Techniques
Part III
Forest and Natural Resource Sustainability
Models of Desired Forest Structure
Control Techniques for Commodity Production and Wildlife Objectives
Spatial Restrictions in Forest Management Planning
Part IV
The Forestry Supply Chain
Hierarchical System for Planning and Scheduling of Industrial Operations
Certification and Carbon Accounting

Appendix A: Databases and Prescriptions for Chapter Problems
Appendix B: Simplex Method
Appendix C: Reporting Methods

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