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WOOD 492 MODELLING FOR DECISION SUPPORT Lecture 15 Forest Planning.

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1 WOOD 492 MODELLING FOR DECISION SUPPORT Lecture 15 Forest Planning

2 Using LPs for Forest Planning Forest resource management uses LPs in different ways, for example: –Allocating land to different purposes –Scheduling harvest to meet demand and supply constraints –Maximizing harvest revenues while maintaining environmental standards –Designing effective road networks to access forest stands while minimizing disturbance to natural habitat –Selecting the optimal investment projects that maximize the combined private and public welfare Oct 10, 2012Wood 492 - Saba Vahid2

3 Example: land Allocation An area of land, divided into three types Three land uses: Timber, Forage, and Recreation Maximum budget Costs and revenues for each land use option Some external requirements Objective: maximize net profits Oct 10, 2012Wood 492 - Saba Vahid3 Example 8

4 Preview Lab 5 Logging and Mill inventory problem Obj: minimize logging and inventory costs Constriants: –Meet the demand of the mill –Millyard capacity –Maximum logging capacity –Inventory constraints Oct 10, 2012Wood 492 - Saba Vahid4 Lab 5 Preview

5 Next Class Midterm on Friday Oct 10, 20125Wood 492 - Saba Vahid


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