Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program
FII Project R04-058

    Land management planning methods to maximize environmental, societal and economic benefits using GIS mapping
Contributing Authors: Boyland, Mark; Wells, Ralph W.; Maness, Thomas C.; Ristea, Catalin; Schwab, Olaf; Harshaw, Howard W.; Seely, Brad A.; Picard, Paul
Imprint: Richmond, B.C. : Woodflow Systems Corp., 2004
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Wildlife resources, Forestry, Sustainable forest management
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program
Researchers involved in this project formulated methods and procedures that identify the economic trade-offs from considering ecological, social and economic criteria in Sustainable Forest Management Planning. The work showed that practical optimized strategic planning is feasible through the utilization of advanced ecosystem modeling techniques and manufacturing optimization to provide unbiased estimates of the impact of criteria and indicators on profit, available harvest volumes and employment while also showing the degree to which environmental target are being met.


Final Project Abstract (11Kb)
Polygon Aggregation Report (0.2Mb)
Thresholds and Targets for Representation Report (0.1Mb)
Multi-period Optimization Method Report 1 (0.9Mb)
Multi-period Optimization Method Report 2 (2.2Mb)
Literature Review (0.1Mb)
Criteria and Indicators Report (0.2Mb)
Outdoor Recreation Indicator Formulation Report (0.2Mb)
Projecting Temporal Sequences Report (0.3Mb)
Targets and Threshold Levels and Formulation Report (0.1Mb)

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