Schedule Reports

A Schedule Report contains information relating to the time and type of treatment applied to each individual block in the planning area. This information is stored in CSV format with 3 fields. Only the blocks which have a treatment scheduled somewhere in the planning horizon will appear in this table, infact a block may appear more than once if the planning horizon is long enough to warrent two treatments. This report is only generated when a scenario is saved, capturing the schedule the model has proposed for the scenario in question.

The report consists of a first row containing column headings entitled BLOCK, DELTA, TREATMENT. The first column refers to the individual Block label, DELTA refers to the number of "years" from the beginning of the planning horizom the treatment was applied (NOT PERIOD). The TREATMENT column indicates the treatment code which was applied. Each subsequent row represents one treatment for a block. Rows are organized in ascending order of block number.



This type of report is not visually appealing, however it is an extremely important record of the 'solution' proposed by the model. There are other tools available in Patchworks to manually adjust the treatment schedule, such as the Treatment Editor. The schedule.csv provides a link between the block label and the treatments that can be used as a convienent 'lookup' table in other applications. This information can be used to map treatments by timing in other GIS applications and examine the spatial relationships in more detail. This information can also be used in spreadsheet or database applications.

Manual changes to the schedule and treatment types can be easily accomplished using the 'Treatment Editor' available for each block. Viewing scheduling and treatment data is best accomplished in the 'Treatment Editor' report/table. By using this tool individual blocks can be selected from the 'Map Viewer' and assigned treatments at specific times, helping to direct the optimization model towards a stable solution. Treatments scheduled by the optimization model can be viewed in this manner when a saved scenario is loaded back into the model. This information is loaded directly from the above CSV schedule report. In summary, the CSV schedule report is raw data necessary to set the treatment schedules for a particular scenario, however the 'Treatment Editor' provides a useful graphical tool to manipulate and view this data.

Figure 127. Treatment Editor -- View Treatment Schedule

Lines for unmanaged areas are represented in RED while managed areas in the Block are GREEN. The change of each attribute can be viewed over time in the lower box as the cursor is moved along the X-axis. Treatments and treatment timings are represented by vertical yellow lines. The type of treatment is listed as well as the product values derived from the treatment. For more information regarding 'Treatments and Scheduling' see the section called “Editing Treatment Schedules”.

For an overall view of the Growth, Yeild and Scheduling information for a single block an HTML report is available from the Treatment editor by clicking the table icon. This report provides well organized HTML tables of Stand Data, Proposed Management Treatments and the Feature curves for the Managed portion of the forest, as well as a larger PNG image of the line chart.

The 'Treatment Editor' allows you to view the scheduling and treatment information for each individual Block, however getting an overall idea of treatments and schedules is best achieved in the Map Viewer. By adjusting the legend of the Block layer, treatments can be displayed as unique values, thus indicating where blocks are that are receiving various treatments over time (sliding the time bar forward). Again, the raw data used to produce a map layer like this is contained in the CSv Schedule Report. For more information regarding adjusting symbology in the Map Viewer see Adjusting Map Symbology.