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A New Harvest Operation Cost Model to Evaluate Forest Harvest Layout Alternatives

By Mark M. Clark, Russell D. Me Ler and Chao Ch I Ting


Abstract: In this paper we develop a new modelfor harvest operation costs that can be used to evaluate stands for potential harvest. The modelis based on fe ling, extraction, and access costs and is unique in its consideration of the interaction between harvest area shapes and access roads. We i lustrate the model and evaluate the impact of stand size, volume, and road cost when determining harvest layouts. Since the approach lays the foundation for operationaland tacticalintegration, future research wi lintegrate the two levels for both the single and multi-period problem. Key Words: H arvest scheduling problem, operations research modeling

Year: 2013
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