Canadian Forest Service Publications

Timber supply and silvicultural investment in an economic contest for coastal British Columbia. 1995. Messmer, M. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Information Report BC-X-355.

Year: 1995

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 4128

Language: English

Series: Information Report (PFC - Victoria)

Availability: PDF (download)

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Production possibilities are estimated for economically available industrial timber supplies for an area of Crown-owned forest along the British Columbia Coast. Biophysical timber inventory is appraised with delivered wood costs and prices, and a simulation model known as the Price Responsive Timber Supply Model is used to project both within-period and over-time supply curves. The results from eight simulation scenarios are presented, where each scenario varies by real future price increase, real interest rate, other price shocks, exogenous harvest schedules, and three classes of silviculture expenditure. The report concludes with a discussion of how the methodology could be applied operationally to determine both extensive and intensive margins for industrial timber production.