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Title: Land management planning: a method of evaluating alternatives
Author: Weintraub, Andres; Adams, Richard; Yellin, Linda
Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-167. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station; 12 p
Station ID: RP-PSW-167
Description: A method is described for developing and evaluating alternatives in land management planning. A structured set of 15 steps provides a framework for such an evaluation. when multiple objectives and uncertainty must be considered in the planning process. The method is consistent with other processes used in organizational evaluation, and allows for the interaction of decisionmakers, specialists, analysts. and the general public. The method incorporates several novel aspects that help in structuring the decision process. Application of the method is illustrated by replicating the development of an environmental study in the Truckee-Little Truckee Rivers Planning Unit, Tahoe National Forest, California.
Key Words: land management planning, evaluation of altematives, multiple objectives, uncertainty, structured format
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Weintraub, Andres; Adams, Richard; Yellin, Linda 1982. Land management planning: a method of evaluating alternatives Res. Paper PSW-RP-167. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station; 12 p.
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