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Multiobjective Decision Making in Forest Management

  • Lidija Zadnik Stirn
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Abstract

Forest is a renewable natural resource with an extremely large production period and of multiple-use. It is of economic, environmental and social interest as it provides not only forest products but also public benefits. So the decision makers must make forest management decisions which maximize sustained timber production and the net returns to the society at the same time. The forest managers tend to think of sustainability in terms of production levels, i. e. what level of harvest will ensure a sustained yield of timber and will not diminish noncommodity resources such as recreation, water, wildlife, etc.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lidija Zadnik Stirn
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  1. 1.Biotechnical Faculty, Dept. of ForestryUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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