عنوان مقاله [English]
Evaluation of ecological potential is a process which attempts to establish an appropriate and balanced development between human and nature through adjusting their relationship. Aqdagh protected area with a total area of 93889 hectares is located south of Ardebil province (south of Khalkhal city) and north of Zanjan province. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the ecological potential of forestry use in the protected area of Aqdagh and to assess the current adaptation of forestry use to the ecological potential of the area for the above mentioned uses. The process of ecological potential assessment in this study consists of three main parts that after ecological resource identification, analyzing and aggregating the data, ecological potential has been determined in the study area. The information layers used in this study are: soil, climate, vegetation, landform, hydrology and land use. Studies show that the forestry potential has been with a total area of 11293.5 hectares and the results indicate that forestry classes 1, 2 and 7 are absent due to the biophysical status and especially the altitudes and climate of the region, so that only forestry classes 3, 4, 5 and 6 are present in the study basin. Use patterns of the identified forest classes are consistent with the assessment of their potentials in the region and they also have forest uses in the current situation,however, the forest class 6 currently has pasture use and of the four forestry classes in the region,the share of the forest class 6 is the most. Findings indicate that this area has many limitations for the growth of commercial forest.
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