KAHRAMANMARAS SUTCU IMAM UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF NATURAL SCIENCES, vol.16, no.4, pp.1-7, 2013 (ESCI)
For sustainable management efficiently of forest that make up an important part of the ecological system, one of the most important steps of planning that determination and monitoring of quality and health about soil grow on it. The purpose of this study, the planning and the management of forests is to reveal the importance of soil quality and health. In the study, physical and chemical soil properties (bulk density, rough fragment, pH, total organic carbon, total nitrogen, Na, K, Mg, Ca, Al, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd, Pb) is threshold for levels, taking into account in order to monitor the health of the soil, the total soil quality index values (TKI) were found. Geostatistical spatial variability of the characteristics soil quality index map produced by using "Gauissian" model. Northern aspect of the slope and height is low areas where in forest and grassland soil health is very good, especially the highaltitude, the land sloped and southern areas where in pasture lands soil health were found to be poor. In the research field monitoring of quality parameters that affect the health of soil, land use efficiency will play an active role in the process of decision support in terms of sustainability.