A CONCEPT OF NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: AN APPLICATION TO UNICORNS

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April 11, 2016 - Author: , Daniel J. Decker, Thomas Gavin

Journal or Book Title: Trans. NESect.Wik:ll Soc.

Volume/Issue: 43

Page Number(s): 50-56

Year Published: 1986

Natural resource management is a dynamic, goal-oriented process that functions within a management environment and is guided by a team that represents many disciplines. The management environment is a combination of cultural, economic, political, and ecological components. The management team includes individuals who represent disciplines such as ecology, sociology, economics, administration, political science, educational communication, law enforcement, and management science. The management process is described in terms of six interactive elements that are set within the management environment. Goals (1) are broad statements of intent about the purpose of management. Objectives (2) provide a measureable definition of the goal that is expected by a specified date. Problem identification (3) determines what prevents achievement of objectives. Actions (4) are implemented to solve the problems that are identified. Evaluation (5) measures the response of the management environment to the actions in terms of the parameters stated in the objectives, and provides redirection to the management process. This later step is essential if goals and objectives are to be revised, new problems identified, and alternate actions implemented . Evaluation provides the feedback link to cause management to be an adaptive process. These five elements cycle around and interact with an information base (6) that includes published information and the collective experience of the management team.

Type of Publication: Journal Article

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Authors

Charles Krueger

Charles Krueger
kruege62@msu.edu

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