Natural resources

Natural Resource Management refers to the management of natural resources such as land, water, soil, plants and animals, with a particular focus on how manag ement affects the quality of life for both present and future generations (stewardship).

Natural resource management is congruent with the concept of sustainable development, a scientific principle that forms a basis for sustainable global land management and environmental governance to conserve and preserve natural resources.

Natural resource management specifically focuses on a scientific and technical understanding of resources and ecology and the life-supporting capacity of those resources. Environmental management is also similar to natural resource management.