Forests 2010, 1(3), 99-113; doi:10.3390/f1030099
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A Forest Management Process to Incorporate Multiple Objectives: a Framework for Systematic Public Input

1 Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, 33 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3B3, Canada 2 Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, BSN 44555, Fredericton, NB, E3B 6C2, Canada
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Received: 6 July 2010; Accepted: 30 July 2010 / Published: 30 July 2010
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Abstract: A multi-objective forest management process employing mathematical programming and the analytic hierarchy process has been developed for systematically incorporating public input. The process was tested as a “proof of concept” for four values and five stakeholders in Crown License 5 in New Brunswick. The impacts of tradeoffs among various weighting schemes were evaluated. Analyses of stakeholders’ expected satisfaction were conducted for each scenario. The forest management implications of different weighting methods are discussed.
Keywords: multi-objective forest management; systematic public input; mathematical programming; analytic hierarchy process

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Hossain, S.M.Y.; Robak, E.(. A Forest Management Process to Incorporate Multiple Objectives: a Framework for Systematic Public Input. Forests 2010, 1, 99-113.

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Hossain SMY, Robak E(. A Forest Management Process to Incorporate Multiple Objectives: a Framework for Systematic Public Input. Forests. 2010; 1(3):99-113.

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Hossain, Shaik Md. Yousuf; Robak, E.W. (Ted). 2010. "A Forest Management Process to Incorporate Multiple Objectives: a Framework for Systematic Public Input." Forests 1, no. 3: 99-113.

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