Forest Management Optimisation
The optimisation of forest management delivers forest management plans which meet management objectives as closely as possible. Optimisation finds the best possible combination of harvests and silvicultural operations while considering the current forest structure, forest growth conditions, business objectives and sustainability criteria.
- Correctly align your forest management with the corporate objectives and values
- Compare your present operations to an optimal management plan and identify what to improve
- Understand the long term opportunities and management requirements of your forest assets
- Improve operational efficiency by utilising spatial optimisation of harvests and silviculture
- Wood procurement departments
- Forest management companies
- Operation planners
From asset-wide harvesting volumes to a weekly operational plan
In the context of forest management, a strategic forest plan allows a clear understanding of the long term timber yields and the silviculture and harvesting activities that would be required. Strategic plans also serve as the basis of forest asset valuations. Long-term planning tools also delineate management paths to ensure sustainable productivity and reveal carbon sequestration impacts.
Once the strategic level plan is formulated, it is time to put it into practice. Spatial optimisation provides the means to automatically create harvesting clusters that minimise unnecessary machine transportation and provide a starting point for operational planners. Spatial optimisation uses the location of the forest stands, road networks and other auxiliary GIS datasets to formulate a harvest schedule that is also feasible from a harvesting operator’s point of view.