Canadian Forest Service Publications
Resource allocation for forest fire control. 1968. Kourtz, P.H. Department of Forestry and Rural Development, Forestry Branch, Ottawa, Ontario. Departmental Publication 1232. 13 pages.
Issued by: Northern Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 33787
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Ideally, the limited resources of a forest protection agency should be allocated to the various activities of the agency in a manner that will achieve the greatest return. However, up to now, such decisions have been based largely on intuition. Now, operations research techniques offer an improved aid to decision makers, techniques developed for other disciplines -- notably defence and water resources -- but surprisingly well adaptable to forestry problems.