What is Natural Resource Management (NRM)?
Our natural resources are everywhere. They are in our bush, around our coast, along our rivers, on our farms and in our cities and towns. In essence our natural resources are our water, soil, plants and animals. Importantly, people are a resource too - our farmers, our landowners and our rural and urban communities.
Natural resource management is about taking care of these natural resources, with a particular focus on how the management affects the quality of life for both present and future generations.
Natural resource management is interrelated with the concept of sustainable development, a principle that forms a basis for land management and environmental governance throughout the world.
When we use the natural resources, we simultaneously destroy the environment. Therefore, we have to plan in such a way that resource management should take care not to pollute or destroy the environment.