Documentation of the National Forest
System Resource Interactions Model
A supporting technical document to the 1989 RPA
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.