In simple terms management means the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals. Management of natural resources, or natural capital, aims at extracting and converting individuals of species, biomass, oil, soil, minerals and other goods to commodities by inputs of infrastructural capital processes. Both extraction of the basic resource and refining it into a purer, directly usable form, (e.g., food, paper, metals, refined oils) are generally considered natural-resource activities.

Focusing on renewable natural resources, management practices are often the result of a combination of long experience or art, engineering or technological development, and scientific work. Management practices therefore sometimes exhibit regional, cultural and national specificities.

We summarize knowledge from Euroscapes’ case studies about practices aimed to achieve sustainable landscapes. If you want to share your knowledge and experiences about sustainable management of landscapes learn how to contact us on this page.