African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6801

Full Length Research Paper

Status of quantitative distribution for forest roads based on village development of Tajan forestry project (Mazandaran paper and wood Co)

Sareh Hosseini*, Seyed Ataollah Hosseini and Sanaz Tahmooresi
Department of Forestry, Faculty of Natural Resources, Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University, Sari, Iran.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Published: 05 June 2012


This study was carried out to survey the role of forest roads in the development of forest villages at the north forest margins in villages that are under coverage of one of the biggest Mazandaran aper and Wood Company, with 112 series and 70 villages in watershed (Tajan, Talar, Siahrood) as regards the last watershed maps (Tajan, Talar, Siahrood) of Mazandaran paper & wood industries and present villages in this region. Counting of villages with height classes' separation, high to medium and to low section was performed. Then the portion of roads for accessing to villages measured in 3 height classes. Finally the relation between forest road distribution in 3 height classes and village distribution in that height classes was searched in this factory. Research showed regarding to this fact that the majority of forest margins village which are under the permanent coverage of Mazandaran wood & paper industry company, and they always reside in forest margins, village distribution in 3 height classes is proportion with quantitative distribution of forest roads. Finally for proportion between forestry project and villages development, the use of all the ecosystem capacity needs to quantitative and qualitative development and reasonable distribution.


Key words: Permanent development, social economic problems, village, forest destruction, forest road.