Forest Management and Planning


  • Pete Bettinger, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • Kevin Boston, Oregon State University, USA
  • Jacek Siry, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • Donald Grebner, Department of Forestry, Mississippi State University, USA

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.
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Students of Forest Management - primarily an upper-level course in forestry, and natural resource management, wildlife, and recreation programs


Book information

  • Published: September 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374304-6

Table of Contents

Short Table of ContentsIntroductionManagement of ForestsPart IValuation of Forest ConditionsGeographic InformationEstimation and Projection of Stand and Forest ConditionsPart IIOptimization of Stand-level Objectives Graphical Solution Techniques for Two-variable Linear ProblemsLinear ProgrammingAdvanced Forest Planning TechniquesPart IIIForest and Natural Resource SustainabilityModels of Desired Forest StructureControl Techniques for Commodity Production and Wildlife ObjectivesSpatial Restrictions in Forest Management PlanningPart IVThe Forestry Supply ChainHierarchical System for Planning and Scheduling of Industrial OperationsCertification and Carbon AccountingAppendix A: Databases and Prescriptions for Chapter ProblemsAppendix B: Simplex Method Appendix C: Reporting Methods