Forest Operations Research and Management Sciences Group

College of Forestry and Conservation, The University of Montana


The mission of Forest Operations Research and Management Sciences Group is to 1) conduct research in the decision sciences as applied to forest operations and management, and 2) provide field applicable decision support tools to help forest managers and engineers in making better decisions for economically efficient and environmentally viable forest management activities.  Research areas include timber harvest scheduling, transportation and road network design, forest operational planning, and GIS and remote sensing applications in forestry.

Department of Forest Management

College of Forestry and Conservation

The University of Montana

32 Campus Dr.

Missoula, MT 59812, U.S.A.

To contact us:

Phone: +1 406 243-6606

Fax: +1 406 243-4845


CPLAN, Cable Logging Layout Design Tool

NETWORK2000, Forest Transportation Planning Tool

SlopeRunner, Cable Logging Payload Analysis Tool