William Schlosser, Kamiak Ridge, LLC, Schlosser@Resource-Analysis.com (Presenter)
Timber harvest scheduling decisions are integrated into a holistic package of resource sciences and technological advances to give forest managers the ability to combine mensuration, forest growth modeling, resource economics, GIS data and geospatial analysis, into a robust SQL database with web interface. Decision making criteria allows users to apply these components within a parcel that contains potentially dozens of unique timber stands. Decisions are applied to discrete timber stands and summed to represent the parcel. The model prepares highly detailed decision making criteria for financially optimum harvest scheduling reporting the volumes and projected values for timber harvesting of the current timber rotation, the next rotation, and then rotations into perpetuity. Volume, by species and sort, is given for each entry, with discounted value to present time. When all harvests on a parcel are summed together, a parcel's market value is generated. Users have the ability to generate complex financial portfolios giving each timber sort a unique Real Price Appreciation rate for a projected time period, while modeling logging costs and other expenses into the future.