Evaluation of sustainable forest management of Iran's Zagros forests
Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) means management of forest resources that consideration the needs of the current generation without risking ability of future generations to attain their needs. Evaluation of SFM needs to design a feedback information system to monitoring of forest resources. In this research, sustainability indicators based on the SMART&D framework were prepared in Tange-Solak local area in Zagros forest, Iran. Based on this, 7 indicators of ecosystem features were provided for evaluation of SFM. Here, Sustainability Index (SI) was used in evaluating SFM via fuzzy membership function. The results reveal that, Forest SI was eventually obtained as 0.15. This number (0.15) was obtained from the Fuzzy approach used in this study for an SI value far lower for forest sustainability compared to the number 1 (maximum value).
Keywords: Fuzzy logic, Criteria, indicators, Sustainability Index (SI)