Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 M.Sc. Graduated of Desertification, Department of Rangeland and Watershed, Faculty of Water and Soil, University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran

2 Assistant professor, Department of Rangeland and Watershed Management, Faculty of Water and Soil, University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran

3 Associate professor , Department of Rangeland and Watershed Management, Faculty of Water and Soil, University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study is to provide a management plan for the Sykan watershed of Darre shahr city located in Ilam province using GIS in land use planning. Methods: For land using of Sykan watershed of Ilam province with about 9 hectares area, map of classes, elevation, percent slope, geographical aspects, soil characteristics, vegetation density and the final map units were combined using binary and the final map of environmental units was achieved. As a result, 89 environmental units or micro ecosystems were detected. For these micro ecosystems, evaluation of ecological capacity performed in agricultural land, rangeland, forestry, tourism holticulture, animal husbandry, aquatic aquaculture, urban development rural and environmental conservation land use classes and was combined with the social and economic needs of the region. As a result, the classification of land use and land use priorities can be qualitative method of comparative ecological, land use map of the Sykan watershed of Darreh shahr city was prepared. Results: The result show that 43.61% of area was allocated for forestry, 29.96 % for agriculture, 14.31 % for tourism, 6.77 % for pastural, 2.46 % for conservation of environment, 2.05 % for animal husbandry and 0.84 % for aquatic aquaculture. Thus, this area is promoted from 3 to 8 land uses.

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