Forest Management and Planning by Peter BettingerForest Management and Planning by Peter Bettinger

Forest Management and Planning

byPeter Bettinger, Pete Bettinger, Kevin Boston

Hardcover | September 24, 2008

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Forest Management and Planningprovides 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 clearly explained. Emphasis is placed on the development of 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.

This book is an ideal resource for students of Forest Management - primarily an upper-level course in forestry, and natural resource management, wildlife, and recreation programs.

  • Real-life examples illustrated mathematically and graphically
  • End-of-chapter questions
  • Modern coverage of the planning and management of US Forest timber production
  • Case study analysis
  • Expansive applications drawn for examples in the western US, the Lake States, the northeastern US, the southern US and Canada
  • Detailed descriptions of models and solution methods for integrating a variety of wildlife habitat constraints
Pete Bettinger is a professor of forestry at the University of Georgia. He teaches forest planning, forest measurements, and aerial photogrammetry; and conducts research in applied forest management with particular emphasis on harvest scheduling, precision forestry, and geospatial technologies. Dr. Bettinger has worked with the forest ...
Title:Forest Management and PlanningFormat:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 10.88 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:September 24, 2008Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123743044

ISBN - 13:9780123743046

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Table of Contents

Short Table of Contents
Management of Forests
Part I
Valuation of Forest Conditions
Geographic Information
Estimation and Projection of Stand and Forest Conditions
Part II
Optimization of Stand-level Objectives
Graphical Solution Techniques for Two-variable Linear Problems
Linear Programming
Advanced Forest Planning Techniques
Part III
Forest and Natural Resource Sustainability
Models of Desired Forest Structure
Control Techniques for Commodity Production and Wildlife Objectives
Spatial Restrictions in Forest Management Planning
Part IV
The Forestry Supply Chain
Hierarchical System for Planning and Scheduling of Industrial Operations
Certification and Carbon Accounting

Appendix A: Databases and Prescriptions for Chapter Problems
Appendix B: Simplex Method
Appendix C: Reporting Methods