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User guide for HCR Estimator 2.0: software to calculate cost and revenue thresholds for harvesting small-diameter ponderosa pine
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Dennis R. Becker; Debra Larson; Eini C. Lowell; Robert B. Rummer
Publication Year: 2008

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • financial analysis
  • HCR - Harvest Cost-Revenue Estimator
  • market values
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • ponderosa pine
  • simulation
  • small diameter timber
  • software
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Record Last Modified: November 9, 2015
FRAMES Record Number: 7786

Description

ANNOTATION: The HCR is engineering and financial analysis software used to evaluate stand-level financial thresholds for harvesting small diameter ponderosa pine in the Southwest United States. The HCR can help contractors and planners to identify costs associated with tree selection, residual handling, transportation of raw materials, and equipment used. Costs are compared against total financial return for regionally based market opportunities to arrive at potential net profit. Information is used to identify per-acre cost thresholds, for contract appraisal, and for prioritizing project planning for wildfire fuel reduction treatments and forest restoration efforts.

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Citation:
Becker, Dennis R.; Larson, Debra; Lowell, Eini C.; Rummer, Robert B. 2008. User guide for HCR Estimator 2.0: software to calculate cost and revenue thresholds for harvesting small-diameter ponderosa pine. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-748. Portland, OR: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 51 p.

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