A Study on Zoning Mountain Ridge Protected Areas

Authors: Hyo Jin Jang*, Dept. of Geography, Seoul National University, Soo Jin Park, Dept. of Geography/Director, Asia Center, Seoul National University, Jisoo Park, Dept. of Geography, Seoul National University , Woo Jin Shim, Dept. of Geography, Seoul National University
Topics: Mountain Environments, Physical Geography, Mountain Environments
Keywords: mountain, protect area, mountain ridge, zonning protected area,
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: Taylor, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
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About 70 percent of Korea's land is mountainous, with most of the land in rough terrain. However, with the increasing in the use of mountainous areas due to the limited national land use, the number of disasters in mountainous areas is also increasing every year. In this regard, proper use and conservation of mountain areas in land planning is one of the most important issues. The government has established the Baekdudaegan Protection Act to protect the Mt. Baekdudaegan ridge, which is a core ecological axis area in the Republic of Korea. The main point of this law is to protect the Baekdudaegan ridges. However, it has been proposed that the area within 1km from the ridge should be preferentially protected without consideration of the specificity of the terrain.
Therefore, this study aimed to find out how to set up zoning areas to protect the mountain ridges based on Baekdudaegan ridge area. First, watershed system was used as a key factor to spatial compartment. Second, we analyzed the type of mountain terrain to establish the core protected area around the mountain ridges. After setting the scope of protect areas, the final results were obtained by subdividing into the core zone, the buffer zone, and the transition zone.
This study will contribute to overcoming the disadvantages of dividing the management range based on the existing uniform numerical values and the disadvantages of the dichotomized management zone division, and also will lead to the relaxation of the indiscriminate use of the mountain areas.

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