The HCR (Harvest Cost-Revenue) Estimator is engineering and financial analysis software used to evaluate stand-level financial thresholds for harvesting small diameter ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Dougl. ex Laws.) in the Southwest United States. The Windows-based program helps contractors and planners to identify costs associated with tree selection, residual handling, transportation of raw materials, and equipment used. Costs are compared against total financial return for regionally based market opportunities to arrive at potential net profit. Information is used to identify per-acre cost thresholds, for contract appraisal, and for prioritizing project planning for wildfire fuel reduction treatments and forest restoration efforts.The cost of equipment activities in the Harvest Cost-Revenue (HCR) Estimator includes ownership and operating costs. Ownership costs are calculated by using a traditional cost accounting approach documented by Miyata (1980) thatanbsp;...
|Title||:||User guide for Harvest Cost-Revenue Estimator 2.0|
|Author||:||Dennis R. Becker, Pacific Northwest Research Station (Portland, Or.)|