Business Challenge story
How could the College of the Environment at the University of Washington help a state department to manage its extensive forest road network with minimum environmental impact?
The College leverages IBM® ILOG® CPLEX® Optimizer to develop algorithms and solve complex problems related to optimizing the forest road network while supporting highly efficient timber harvests.
The solution has helped find a way to retire nearly 15 percent of the road network within one of the department’s largest planning areas while increasing net timber revenues by up to two percent.
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