Natural Resource Management (NRM) is an integrated & multidisciplinary approach of Earth-Science, Life-science, Environmental Science, Social Science and Management Science to study, manage and restore natural resources and ecosystems. The field is applicable in wilderness, forestry, recreational, agricultural and urban areas to sustain and support abiotic and biotic resources and in addressing problems associated with the management of our environment. Natural Resource Managers helps to balance the needs of people and economy with the ability of ecosystems to support soil, water, forests, wildlife, fish, recreational resources etc. Ideally, these professionals look for ways to make responsible natural resource management decisions which consider all stakeholders, including communities, agencies and business/industry.
The course is especially designed in the context of Northeastern part of India to produce trained professionals to address the issues of NRM of the region.