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مرتع 2018, 12(3): 354-369 Back to browse issues page
Importance of evaluating criteria and indicators to use for allocating management and biological practices for rangeland improvement (Case study: Hendowan mountainous rangelands, Khoy, West Azarbaijan)
Javad Motamedi , Esmaiel Sheidai
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The effectiveness of rangeland management and improvements projects are not satisfactory in many cases. Inappropriate site allocation for specific management practices is among the reasons for the failure of these plans.  This study aimed to allocate management and biological practices based on some indicator and indices derived from scientific sources in mountainous rangelands of Hendowan, Khoy. Results indicated that 21.4%, 38.2% and 40.4% of the study area are appropriate for equilibrium, natural, and artificial range management respectively. According to the results, 39%, 19% and 21.4 % of the study area are suitable for seeding, inter-seeding, and fertilizer application respectively. Grazing systems proposed for the rest of 59.6% of the study area to enhance the vegetation condition. Overlaying two range development plans derived from the executive plan and assessing ecological potential indicated that 62 % of the study area was allocated for rehabilitation programs similarly. This study showed that the range management plan outlines should be updated based on the climate and physical condition of each individual vegetation type.
 
Keywords: Range site evaluation, Range rehabilitation method, Homogeneous ecological units.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/11/30 | Accepted: 2018/11/30 | Published: 2018/11/30
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Motamedi J, Sheidai E. Importance of evaluating criteria and indicators to use for allocating management and biological practices for rangeland improvement (Case study: Hendowan mountainous rangelands, Khoy, West Azarbaijan). مرتع. 2018; 12 (3) :354-369
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