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Title: Estimating allowable-cut by area-scheduling

Author: Leak, William B.;

Date: 2011

Source: Res. Note NRS-115. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.

Publication Series: Research Note (RN)

Description: Estimation of the regulated allowable-cut is an important step in placing a forest property under management and ensuring a continued supply of timber over time. Regular harvests also provide for the maintenance of needed wildlife habitat. There are two basic approaches: (1) volume, and (2) area/volume regulation, with many variations of each. Some require sophisticated computational facilities and expertise along with extensive inventory data. The area-scheduling approach described herein, is a hands-on, low-tech method that provides safeguards against under- or overcutting.

Keywords: allowable-cut, harvest regulation, volume control, area control

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Leak, William B. 2011. Estimating allowable-cut by area-scheduling. Res. Note NRS-115. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.


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