Identification and Analysis of Effective Factors in Stakeholders Participation in Biological Treatment of Sjadroud Watershed basin, Mazandaran Province

Document Type : Research Article


1 Sari university of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

2 Natural resources Dep, Range management, Sari University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

3 Mazandaran Province Natural Resources Office


Today, rehabilitation of rangelands in terms of range management plans is an important step towards sustainable development. It seems that managing any rehabilitation program in rangelands will not be successful without participating the stakeholders. This study aimed to investigate the factors influencing participation of stakeholders in range management plans and evaluate the performance of biological operations in terms of range management plans in summer rangeland of Sjadrud watershed basin. For this reason, research had done in two parts; qualitative research (questionnaire) and quantitative (field operation) in 6 saman with or without range management plan. The questionnaire was conducted 117 stockholders, 34 indicators using factor analysis. Quantitative part evaluated for investigating the effectiveness of biological treatments in estimating and comparing forage production and canopy cover in the sites. In order to ensure the integrity of the variables and their suitability for factor analysis, KMO and Bartlet tests were used. Results showed that after carrying out biological operations production had increased in total sites. But the difference was not significant. KMO coefficient were 0.781 and Bartlet coefficient were 81.23 with 99 percentage meaningful level. results showed that economic, social, environmental and executive factors determined 81.68 percentage of stakeholder's participation in biological treatments.


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Volume 5, Issue 2
July 2018
Pages 687-698
  • Receive Date: 21 May 2017
  • Revise Date: 16 April 2018
  • Accept Date: 05 December 2017
  • First Publish Date: 22 June 2018