Canadian Forest Service Publications
Analysis of integrated production of forest biomass and commercial timber (ENFOR Project P-428). 1995. Lussier, L.J.; Boutin, R. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Quebec Region, Sainte-Foy, Quebec. Information Report LAU-X-112E. 80 p.
Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 16694
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This study proposes a method and some computer tools to carry out a coherent, systematic analysis of the financial attractiveness of integrating the production of forest biomass into that of traditional forest products. The proposed general approach was applied to hardwood and mixed stands in Common Area 1202 of the publicly owned Quebec forest in the Lower St. Lawrence River Valley. The study follows the steps of the ECO-4 modular forest management software that was completely revised to accept equations predicting forest biomass. Results from simulations suggest that in the case of Management Unit 12, the existence of a market for hardwood, combined with a reasonable transportation distance and easy trafficability, could make integrating biomass recovery into the harvesting of traditional forest products might be a highly interesting approach.
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Analyse de la production intégrée de biomasse forestière et de bois de commerce (Projet ENFOR P-428). (French)