Documentation of the National Forest
System Resource Interactions Model

A supporting technical document to the 1989 RPA Assessment

This report documents the development and structure of a National Forest System Resource Interactions Model, an upper level linear programming model developed to aid in the analysis of resource interactions for the 1989 RPA Assessment (see Hof and Baltic for results). The multilevel resource interactions analysis uses upper level linear programming models to develop technically efficient regional production possibilities. Discrete management alternatives generated by the local level planning linear programming models are used in the upper level models as the decision variables for quantifying resource interactions. Regional level results from this analysis may be integrated into a national level renewable resource planning process.

Baltic, Tony and John Hof. 1989. Documentation of the National Forest System Resource Interactions Model. General Technical Report RM-155. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 30 p.