Goal programming for reconciling economic, even-flow, and regulation objectives in forest harvest scheduling.

Chiang Kao, J. D. Brodie

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To resolve the traditional quantifiable but incommensurate objectives of perfect regulation, maximization of present net worth, and even-flow harvest, goal programming (GP) was applied to a sample forest, providing optimal solutions for each goal and a compromise solution that jointly considered all three as weighted goals. Goal programming overcame problems of infeasible specification and satisfied alternate criteria in cases with multiple optima. The GP approach provided a means of considering each of the three goals and minimizing the appropriately weighted deviations. - Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-531
Number of pages7
JournalCanadian Journal of Forest Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1979 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Forestry
  • Ecology

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