Establishment of Optimal Timber Harvesting Model by Using Goal Programming

Jang, Jae-Young;Choi, Sang-Hyun;Woo, Jong-Choon

  • Received : 2012.01.25
  • Accepted : 2012.02.13
  • Published : 2012.02.29


The total yield of Pinus koraiensis stands was reviewed along forest function by using goal programming, which is one of the operations research techniques. The 4 kinds of management goals are set to identify timber production in the Research Forest of Kangwon National University. As a result, scenario 1 was estimated the best timber production over 2,073 ha area and also 588 ha in the third quarter was showed the most timber harvest. The rate of timber harvest was separated by 10 to 50 percent in non-timber forest function in the scenario 1 and that model was applied to the Research Forest of Kangwon National University. The structure of the area and volume is showed to be balanced quarterly when rate of timber harvest at 10 to 20 percent.


goal programming;forest functions;Pinus koraiensis;timber harvesting;forest management


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