SAF defines the word Forestry  as the science, art, and business of creating, managing, and conserving forests and associated resources in a sustainable manner to meet desired goals, needs, and values.

Natural Resource Management

SAF defines Natural Resource Management as being within the broad field of forestry. The broad field of forestry consists of those biological, quantitative, managerial, and social sciences that are applied to forest management and conservation; it includes specialized fields such as agroforestry, urban forestry, industrial forestry, and international forestry.

SAF definition of forestry and the broad field of forestry adopted in 1998, per the publication Dictionary of Forestry.