Wildlife & Biodiversity
Habplan is a program developed by NCASI staff to assist forest managers with harvest and habitat scheduling. Written in JAVA, Habplan uses a simulation approach, based on the Metropolis Algorithm, to generate feasible (near optimal) harvest schedules. Version 3 of the software features a limited Linear Programming (LP) capability, management units to force groups of stands to get the same management regime, and linked FLOW components.
Related programs are Habgen, which generates input data for Habplan, and Habread, which generates Habplan input data from an MPS file.