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General Technical Report
Title: Mystic mountain: an educational alternative futures wildland planning game
Author: Thor, Edward C.; Creighton, James L.
Source: USDA General Technical Report PSW-030, 8 p.
Station ID: GTR-PSW-030
Description: Alternative futures planning is a generic name for a number of planning approaches which recognize that the future is uncertain. There is not one future, preordained and universally known, but rather a variety of possible futures, any one of which may occur. Mystic Mountain is an educational game which teaches wildland planners and managers important concepts in alternative futures planning while they attempt to manage a hypothetical national forest for 75 years. It combines education and fun in a few hours of playing time.
Key Words: Forest management, resource management, futures planning, alternatives management games
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Thor, Edward C.; Creighton, James L. 1978. Mystic mountain: an educational alternative futures wildland planning game General Technical Report PSW-030. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 8 p.