FORPLAN: A forest planning language and simulator
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): M. W. Potter; S. R. Kessell; P. J. Catteline
Publication Year: 1979

Cataloging Information

  • computer networks
  • computer programs
  • disturbance
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • fuel models
  • land management
  • US Forest Service
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 34956
Tall Timbers Record Number: 9244
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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(FORPLAN) has been developed to facilitate the use of simulation for integrating fire into the land management planning process. FORPLAN incorporates unique characteristics of previous systems, links numerous models and databases, allows selection of variable resolution levels, and permits discrete time simulation of disturbances on plants, fuels and animals. No previous computer experience is required of the user, since FORPLAN recognizes simple English words and phrases.

Potter, M. W., S. R. Kessell, and P. J. Catteline. 1979. FORPLAN: A forest planning language and simulator. Environmental Management, v. 3, no. 1, p. 59-72.