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Modeling Alternative Zoning Strategies in Forest Management

Emina Krcmar, Ilan Vertinsky and Gerrit van Kooten

No 2004-06, Working Papers from University of Victoria, Department of Economics, Resource Economics and Policy Analysis Research Group

Abstract: To satisfy public demands for environmental values, forest companies face the prospect of reduced wood supply and increased costs. Some Canadian provincial governments have proposed intensifying silviculture in special zones dedicated to timber production as the means for pushing out the forest possibilities frontier. In this paper, we compare the traditional two-zone land allocation framework, which includes ecological reserves and integrated forest management zones, with the triad (three-zone) scheme that adds a zone dedicated to intensive timber production. We compare the solutions of mixed-integer linear programs formulated under both land allocation frameworks and, through sensitivity analysis, explore the conditions under which the triad regime can offset the negative impact on timber production from increased environmental demands. Under realistic conditions characteristic of Coastal British Columbia, we show that higher environmental demands may be satisfied with the triad regime without increasing the financial burden on the industry or reducing its wood supply.

Keywords: integrated forest management; mixed-integer programming; reserves; timber production; zoning (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C61 Q23 Q58 R14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 32 pages
Date: 2004
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