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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 07)
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Ecological Based Planning of Forest Outdoor Recreation Case Study: Traditional Span of Mandj in Lordegan Forests-Iran

Beytollah Mahmoudi, Naghmeh Sharifi, Rahim Maleknia, Reza Ahmadeian and Amin Haghsetan
Corresponding Author:  Rahim Maleknia 

Key words:  Ecological base planning , forest outdoor recreation, lordegan, spatial multi criteria evaluation, , ,
Vol. 4 , (07): 680-687
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November 02, 2011 November 23, 2011 July 25, 2012
Abstract:

Forest is considered as one of the most important and most attractive recreation resources in nature which is the destination of most of the nature tourists. One of the most important ecologic usages of Zagros forests in west of Iran is outdoor recreation planning. In this study, using local multi criteria evaluation method, emphasizing on ecological criteria and combination of informational layers using Geographic Information System (GIS), forest based recreation planning in two forms of intensive and extensive in traditional span of Mandj in Lordegan city in Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari province is studied and outdoor recreation desirability of areas are determined using weighted method. Also cooling power method of Biker was used for time evaluation of planning. Six (6) criteria including climate, soil, forest structure, water sources, shape of land and landscape, 12 secondary criteria and 36 indices were used in order to evaluate outdoor recreation ecologic ability of region. According to this investigation, 7 forest areas with total area of 6.3 ha are suitable for intensive outdoor recreation and remaining areas of this region (2476 ha) could be used for extensive outdoor recreation. Checking ecologic local criteria used in this study showed that water sources as a limiting factor, is a key exclusive factor in evaluating ecologic outdoor recreation power in this region. Also results showed months May, June, October, September, July and August are most suitable based on climate parameters.
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Beytollah Mahmoudi, Naghmeh Sharifi, Rahim Maleknia, Reza Ahmadeian and Amin Haghsetan, 2012. Ecological Based Planning of Forest Outdoor Recreation Case Study: Traditional Span of Mandj in Lordegan Forests-Iran.  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 4(07): 680-687.
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