The Scheduling of Forest Harvesting with Adjacency Constraints

  title={The Scheduling of Forest Harvesting with Adjacency Constraints},
  author={Alastair McNaughton and M. Ronnqvist and David M. Ryan},
The forest harvesting problem, FHP, is described. The difference is explained between a strategic model that sets long-term harvesting goals in terms of the total area to be cut each year, and a tactical model that produces a short-term schedule of actual blocks. Reasons are presented for the desirability of an integrated model, embracing both strategic and tactical decisions, which is capable of optimisation. A brief outline of one such model is given. A column generation algorithm is then… CONTINUE READING