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Title: L-O-S-T: Logging Optimization Selection Technique

Author: Koger, Jerry L.; Webster, Dennis B.;

Date: 1984

Source: Res. Pap. SO-203. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 66 p.

Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)

Description: L-O-S-T is a FORTRAN computer program developed to systematically quantify, analyze, and improve user selected harvesting methods. Harvesting times and costs are computed for road construction, landing construction, system move between landings, skidding, and trucking. A linear programming formulation utilizing the relationships among marginal analysis, isoquants, and the harvesting methods is used to estimate and select the harvesting procedure having maximum profits.

Keywords: optimization, harvesting, computer program, roadbuilding, skidders, hauling

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Koger, Jerry L.; Webster, Dennis B. 1984. L-O-S-T: Logging Optimization Selection Technique. Res. Pap. SO-203. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 66 p.

 


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