NED-2 User's Guide
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Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-85. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 193 p.
This is the user's guide for NED-2, which is the latest version of NED, a forest ecosystem management decision support system. This software is part of a family of software products intended to help resource managers develop goals, assess current and future conditions, and produce sustainable management plans for forest properties. Designed for stand-alone Windows-based personal computers, NED-2 integrates a variety of forest management tools into a single environment. These tools include databases, growth and yield models, wildlife models, geographic information systems (GIS), visualization tools, and others. This user's guide provides guidance for use of the software and a basic introduction to the principles and calculations used in NED-2. A reference guide with more detailed explanations of the models, equations, and rules that underlie the software is available separately http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/40931/. The NED-2 software and related documentation may be downloaded from http://nrs.fs.fed.us/tools/ned/products/ned2/.
Keywordsdecision support; forest management; multiple objectives; ecosystem management; growth simulation; desired future conditions; alternative comparisons; goal evaluation; eastern North America
Twery, Mark J.; Knopp, Peter D.; Thomasma, Scott A.; Nute, Donald E. 2011. NED-2 User's Guide. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-85. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 193 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/NRS-GTR-85.