- Liu, Suping
The Graduate School University of Maine
When subject a forest area to harvest there will be a definite need for new roads and landings. The economic analysis of road and landing spacing is the first step in the planning of harvesting operations. Therefore, the objective of this study is to computerize the optimal road and landing spacing process.
When applying this package, some modifications may be required for situations such as those involving a large water body existing in the area, steep terrain, or unevenly-distributed forest volumes over the area. The modifications cannot be generalized for all cases, so they should be considered individually on a case-by-case basis.