عنوان مقاله [English]
Rangelands enclosure is an important management tool in protection and restoration of rangelands. Enclosure can improve rangelands’ status and trends and also its capacity. There are three types of rangelands enclosure which include short-time, medium-time and long-time enclosure. The aim of short-time and medium-time enclosures is revitalize natural establishment of palatable plant species. Long- time enclosure is used for conservation of genetic resources and education purposes like learning about range monitoring process. This research investigated the long-time and short-time enclosures adoption among pastoralists of Bozdaghi region located in Ashkhaneh of North Khorasan province. Survey research was used in which 60 pastoralists were studied. The results showed that the adoption of long-time enclosure could be evaluated at low to moderate level. In this regard, the adoption of short-time enclosures was at high to higher level. The reasons for opposing long-time enclosure were: shortage of forage for livestock, lack of rangelands for grazing and the shortage of land for agricultural. Most pastoralists believed that long-time enclosure should be done when the shortage of forage for feeding pastoralists’ animals be compensated, agricultural lands located in high lands be available by local government for cultivation and low interest loan be available for pastoralists.