THE ROLE OF NETWORK ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES IN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLANNING

PLANNING FOR RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT CONSIDERS THE ACCESSIBILITY PROVIDED BY A TRANSPORTATION NETWORK. TWO APPLICATIONS OF NETWORK ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES FOR RESOURCE PLANNING IN NATIONAL FORESTS ARE DESCRIBED - TRANSPORTATION FOR TIMBER ACTIVITY AND ADMINISTRATIVE TRAVEL IN NATIONAL FORESTS. THE ACCESS TO TIMBER AND THE HAUL COSTS ON TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES INFLUENCE THE TIMBER RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PATTERN. A MINIMUM-PATH ALGORITHM IS ADAPTED TO PROVIDE SEVERAL MEASURES OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IN SERVICING POSSIBLE TIMBER SALES, AVAILABLE MILLS, AND AVAILABLE MARKETS. USE OF THIS PROCEDURE IN EVALUATING ALTERNATIVE TIMBER RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PLANS IS DESCRIBED. THE ADMINISTRATION OF NATIONAL FOREST ACTIVITIES REQUIRES PERIODIC INSPECTION AND SERVICING OF ACTIVITIES. A TECHNIQUE FOR FINDING THE OPTIMAL ROUTING OF ADMINISTRATIVE TRAVEL IS INVESTIGATED. THE METHOD IS BASED ON A MODIFIED BRANCH-AND-BOUND TECHNIQUE USED IN SOLVING DISCRETE PROGRAMMING PROBLEMS

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 62-71
  • Monograph Title: Transportation planning for natural resource and recreation development
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202279
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 7 1973 12:00AM