عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Zabol township, with benefiting by Soukhte city, as home of lifelong civilization, having Hamon lake and Aryan people with rich culture, have important role in providing ecotourism. The goal of this study is to identify suitable zones for recreation by using Multi Criteria Evaluation (MCE) emphasizing on ecological criteria and some social-economic factors. The criteria for site selection included soil, resistance of geological formation, slope, aspect, vegetation, and distance from: wetland, roads, residential area (city and village), surface water, historical centers, and political border line and welfare facilities. Each criteria is standardized with fuzzy logic and constraint map is produced with Boolean logic. The relative importance weights of the evaluation criteria are estimated using pair wise comparison method in the analytic hierarchy process. Then a weighted linear combination (WLC) method was used for combining layers. Land suitability index is evaluated in this area and 4 zones are evaluated for intensive recreation.