Setting clear objectives is an essential, and often overlooked, component of sound resource management. Objectives hierarchies take this one step further by expressing how all the pieces fit together from broad vision or mission statements down to specific objectives. Tiered sets of management goals or objectives are not uncommon in organizations, but seldom are they used to their full potential for strategic planning. They also seldom cross over disciplinary boundaries so as to make the connection among resource management, planning, and science; although, recent efforts at Kruger National Park, South Africa has made great strides in such an endeavor.