Canadian Forest Service Publications

The HSG wood supply model: description and users’ manual. 1990. Moore, T.G.E.; Lockwood, C.G. Forestry Canada, Petawawa National Forestry Institute, Chalk River, ON. Information Report PI-X-098.

Year: 1990

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 4538

Language: English

Series: Information Report (Petawawa)

Availability: PDF (download)

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This document briefly describes a planning system prepared to assist in the design and evaluation of long-range timber harvest schedules. The central component of this planning system is a wood supply model that operates by tracking the development of individual stands through time. The model retains the spatial identity of all stands through all forecasts and thus eliminates forescasting errors caused by aggregation. In areas where geography is an important factor in the design of feasible harvest schedules, the spatially-dependent rules in the harvest scheduling algorithm may substantially improve the feasibility of the computer generated forecasts. The first part of this report describes the features of the model, and the second part provides instructions on how to prepare datasets and operate the software.

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Description et guide d'utilisation du programme HSG de modélisation de la réserve de bois (French)