Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran

2 Ph.D Student, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran


Nowadays, a lot of natural resource co-management plans due to lack of attention to stakeholders’
characteristics and position in network of social relationships have failed. Actors or key personnel’s
recognition has been one of administrative requirement of natural resources co-management plans.
The most influential actors in environmental decisions making can be identified based on stakeholders
and network analysis. This study is aimed to determine the social powers based on network analysis
approach and stakeholders analysis at the local users level of common rangeland of Nariyan village in
Taleghan region. In this study, first, Rangeland users were identified based on survey methods then
trust and cooperation matrixes are produced and then degree centralities index and betweenness
centrality were computed by questionnaire finally each actor’s topology has shown in the network.
The result of this research is effective in identifying actors with central position that perform a key
role in Nariyan rangeland co-management plan. Also, the result of this study can assist natural
resource managers and planers in identifying social powers in order to organize and implement the
sustainable landscape management plans.