عنوان مقاله [English]
Shift of attitude toward the role of human factor as well as of the human participation and empowerment in achieving sustainable development led to the introduction of new management patterns in the range operation. This study aims at investigating the transferred range management programs in 2004, within a survey in technical and socio-economic terms. Study results indicate that there are relations at different levels of significance between the variable of “type of region” (of the range management programs and the control rangelands) and other variables; generally, the type of region, with a confidence of %99 is different from the extent of forage production, vegetation coverage, observed grazing capacity, participation, application of indigenous knowledge, and the problems. In addition, it is consistent with observing the common law border (by almost %82), precise manner of operation (by almost %80), range trend (by almost %55), investments (by almost %32), and range condition (by almost %31). In other words, the results from comparing the two range management systems in the Lorestan province show that the progress of transferred range management programs (within a scientific operating system) in operating, restoring and improving the rangelands is much more than those of the traditional management system.