What is Natural Resources Management?
Natural resources management is stewardship of both public and private primarily (mainly) forested landscapes, with the intension of reaching a balance of ecological sustainability, economic viability and societal acceptance of prescribed land use. It employs scientific approach, using the foundations of ecological health, best business practices, professional ethics, traditional values, transparency and public participation.
Natural resources management focuses on all of the issues linked to healthy ecosystems coupled with human interaction, such as habitation, economic resource extraction, and recreation, while also considering the complexities of climate change. It includes the preservation of wildlife abundance, wildlife conservation, clean water, visual aesthetics, respect for Indigenous Peoples, and the continued optimal utilization of wood.
Mission of the Faculty of Natural Resources Management
The Faculty of Natural Resources Management is committed to producing superior graduates and scientists through student-centred learning and research. This enhances the management of Canada's forested ecosystems, and also advances forest science through scientific research that meets the needs of society.
Today's Natural Resources Management graduates are adaptable team players with professional attitudes, ethical behaviours, and an appreciation for life-long learning.