Using the LanFin Tool

LanFin landscape financial model

LanFin is a landscape financial model using ArcFuels and the Landscape Treatment Designer (LTD) to display stumpage values across a landscape.

The inputs come from the Forest Vegetation Simulator cut tree lists which are processed to give stumpage value of the cut trees. This output is then projected across a landscape showing stumpage values. Areas of high and low value become visible allowing managers and collaborators to see areas of high and no stumpage value. Prescriptions can then be modified increasing stumpage in areas of higher value to cover the restoration costs in low-value areas.

Using LTD, the optimal distribution of stumpage can be allocated across the landscape displaying the tradeoffs between various resources.


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