Zoning has been used by many in forest management and planing to maxmise landscape patterns according to functions . Taking for instance, forest production area,forest experiment area , forest research area , forest recreation area and conseervation area as functional zones [ Chang et al 2006 ], this is argued to be one of the best ways to optimize landscape patterns in the forest .
How suitable and effective is this method when dealing with large forests without clear-cut boundaries ?
Please can someone assist .
Chang , H , Wang , y ; Li , Z ; Hsuesh , I , 2006. Zoning by Functions of Small-Scale Forest of Hui-Sun in Taiwan Province of China , Higher Education Press and Springer Verlag .