The NED-2 forest ecosystem management DSS
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NED-2 is a decision support system for fore st ecosystem management developed by the USDA Forest Service and the Artificial Intelligence Center at the University of Georgia. NED-2 provides a tool for resource mana gement by running goal-driven pr ocess analyses using future condition rules. The six resource management categories supported are Ecology, Health, Timber, Visual, Water, and Wildlife. This thesis addr esses the design and impl ementation of a Wildlife Model for NED-2 that extends the former wildlife model to the entire eastern part of the United States. The goal analysis and report generati on components are documented in terms of functionality and with regard to the integration of the Southeastern Wildlife Model.