HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF NATURAL RESOURCES
is a reference to the social attitudes, processes, and behaviors related to how
we maintain, protect, enhance, and use our natural resources. Today’s
natural resource managers are increasingly recognizing that natural
resource management involves not only ecological processes,
but also social processes and consequences as well.
In a very basic sense, Human Dimensions examines
how the “science of human systems” or theory-based
social science can aid in natural resource management.