Forest Management and Planning,
Edition 2
By Pete Bettinger, Kevin Boston, Jacek P. Siry and Donald L. Grebner

Publication Date: 24 Jan 2017
Description

Forest Management and Planning, Second Edition, addresses contemporary forest management planning issues, providing a concise, focused resource for those in forest management. The book is intermixed with chapters that concentrate on quantitative subjects, such as economics and linear programming, and qualitative chapters that provide discussions of important aspects of natural resource management, such as sustainability.

Expanded coverage includes a case study of a closed canopy, uneven-aged forest, new forest plans from South America and Oceania, and a new chapter on scenario planning and climate change adaptation.

Key Features

  • Helps students and early career forest managers understand the problems facing professionals in the field today
  • Designed to support land managers as they make complex decisions on the ecological, economic, and social impacts of forest and natural resources
  • Presents updated, real-life examples that are illustrated both mathematically and graphically
  • Includes a new chapter on scenario planning and climate change adaptation
  • Incorporates the newest research and forest certification standards
  • Offers access to a companion website with updated solutions, geographic databases, and illustrations
About the author
By Pete Bettinger, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA; Kevin Boston, Oregon State University, USA; Jacek P. Siry, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA and Donald L. Grebner, Department of Forestry, Mississippi State University, USA
Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Management of Forests and Other Natural Resources

  • Abstract
  • I Introduction
  • II Forest Management
  • III The Need for Forest Management Plans
  • IV General Emphasis of Forest Management Plans
  • V Example Forest Plans
  • VI Characterizing the Decision-Making Process
  • VII Summary
  • Questions
  • References

Chapter 2. Valuing and Characterizing Forest Conditions

  • Abstract
  • I Introduction
  • II Structural Evaluation of Natural Resources
  • III Economic Evaluation of Natural Resources
  • IV Environmental and Social Evaluation of Natural Resources
  • V Summary
  • Questions
  • References

Chapter 3. Geographic Information and Land Classification in Support of Forest Planning

  • Abstract
  • I Introduction
  • II Geographic Information Systems
  • III Land Classification
  • IV Summary
  • Questions
  • References

Chapter 4. Estimation and Projection of Stand and Forest Conditions

  • Abstract
  • I Introduction
  • II The Growth of Forests
  • III Projecting Stand Conditions
  • IV Output From Growth and Yield Models
  • V Model Evaluation
  • VI Summary
  • Questions
  • References

Chapter 5. Optimization of Tree- and Stand-Level Objectives

  • Abstract
  • I Introduction
  • II Tree-level Optimization
  • III Stand-level Optimization
  • IV Decision Tree Analysis
  • V Mathematical Models for Optimizing Stand-level Management Regimes
  • VI Dynamic Programming
  • VII Summary
  • Questions
  • References

Chapter 6. Graphical Solution Techniques for Two-Variable Linear Problems

  • Abstract
  • I Introduction
  • II Example Problems in Natural Resource Management
  • III Optimality, Feasibility, and Efficiency
  • IV Summary
  • Questions
  • References

Chapter 7. Linear Programming

  • Abstract
  • I Introduction
  • II Four Assumptions Inherent in Standard Linear Programming Models
  • III Objective Functions for Linear Programming Problems
  • IV Accounting Rows for Linear Programming Problems
  • V Constraints for Linear Programming Problems
  • VI Detached Coefficient Matrix
  • VII Model I, II, and III Linear Programming Problems
  • VIII Interpretation of Results Generated from Linear Programming Problems
  • IX Assessing Alternative Management Scenarios
  • X Case Study: Western United States Forest
  • XI Case Study: Northern United States Hardwood Forest
  • XII Summary
  • Questions
  • References

Chapter 8. Advanced Planning Techniques

  • Abstract
  • I Introduction
  • II Extensions to Linear Programming
  • III Binary Search
  • IV Heuristic Methods
  • V Forest Planning Software
  • VI Summary
  • Questions
  • References

Chapter 9. Forest and Natural Resource Sustainability

  • Abstract
  • I Introduction
  • II Sustainability of Production
  • III Sustainability of Multiple Uses
  • IV Sustainability of Ecosystems and Social Values
  • V Incorporating Measures of Sustainability Into Forest Plans
  • VI Sustainability Beyond the Immediate Forest
  • VII Summary
  • Questions
  • References

Chapter 10. Models of Desired Forest Structure

  • Abstract
  • I Introduction
  • II The Normal Forest
  • III The Regulated Forest
  • IV Irregular Forest Structures
  • V Structures Guided by a Historical Range of Variability
  • VI Structures Not Easily Classified
  • VII Summary
  • Questions
  • References

Chapter 11. Control Techniques for Commodity Production and Wildlife Objectives

  • Abstract
  • I Controlling the Area Scheduled
  • II Controlling the Volume Scheduled
  • III Application of Area and Volume Control to the Putnam Tract
  • IV Area–Volume Check
  • V Wildlife Habitat Control
  • VI The Allowable Cut Effect
  • VII Summary
  • Questions
  • References

Chapter 12. Spatial Restrictions and Considerations in Forest Planning

  • Abstract
  • I Adjacency and Green-up Rules as They Relate to Clearcut Harvesting
  • II Adjacency and Green-up of Group Selection Patch Harvests
  • III Habitat Quality Considerations
  • IV Road and Trail Maintenance and Construction
  • V Summary
  • Questions
  • References

Chapter 13. Hierarchical System for Planning and Scheduling Management Activities

  • Abstract
  • I Strategic Planning
  • II Tactical Planning
  • III Operational Planning
  • IV Vertical Integration of Planning Processes
  • V Blended, Combined, and Adaptive Approaches
  • VI Your Involvement in Forest Planning Processes
  • VII Summary
  • Questions
  • References

Chapter 14. Forest Supply Chain Management

  • Abstract
  • I Introduction
  • II Components of a Forestry Supply Chain
  • III Association With the Hierarchy of Forest Planning
  • IV Mathematical Formulations Associated With Forestry Supply Chain Components
  • V Sources of Variation in the Forestry Supply Chain
  • VI Summary
  • Questions
  • References

Chapter 15. Forest Certification and Carbon Sequestration

  • Abstract
  • I Introduction
  • II Forest Certification Programs
  • III Cost and Benefits of Forest Certification
  • IV Forest Carbon Sequestration
  • V Opportunities and Challenges in Increasing Forest Carbon Storage
  • VI Emissions Trading
  • VII Selected US Carbon Reporting and Trading Schemes
  • VIII Forest Carbon Implications for Forest Management
  • IX Summary
  • Questions
  • References

Chapter 16. Scenario Analysis in Support of Strategic Planning

  • Abstract
  • I Introduction
  • II An Overview of the Role of Scenario Analysis
  • III Developing Scenarios
  • IV Applying Scenario Analysis to Forest Planning
  • V Summary
  • Questions
  • References

Appendix A. Databases Used Throughout Forest Management and Planning

  • A.I A Douglas-Fir Stand From Western Oregon
  • A.II The Lincoln Tract
  • A.III The Putnam Tract

Appendix B. The Simplex Method for Solving Linear Planning Problems

  • B.I Introduction
  • B.II Ten Steps That Represent the Simplex Method
  • B.III A Two-Variable, Two-Constraint Problem Solved With the Simplex Method
  • Questions

Appendix C. Writing a Memorandum or Report

  • C.I Memorandums
  • C.II Reports
Book details
ISBN: 9780128094761
Page Count: 362
Retail Price : £82.99
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  • Grebner, Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources, 2013, 9780123869012, $99.95
  • Lowman and Rinker, Forest Canopies 2e, Sep 2004, 9780124575530, $107.00
  • Waring, Forest Ecosystems 3e, Jul 2007, 9780123706058, $84.95
  • Buongiorno, Decision Methods for Forest Resource Management, 2003, 9780121413606, $99.95
  • Ng’Andwe, Forest Policy, Economics and Markets in Zambia, Aug 2015, 9780128040904, $49.95
Audience

Students in Forestry and Forest Management, primarily in upper-level courses in forestry and in natural resource management, wildlife, and recreation programs. Additional audience includes researchers in Forestry and Forestry Management