While forests in many parts of Nagaland are being destroyed by the commercial forces and the people themselves, the Angamis have preserved them. In this attempt The Author studies the forests in as a whole and ML the Angami area in this context. Their traditions forest Management systems become meaningful. within this perspective. The author believes that they may not be preserved unless many posit steps are taken and an ideology of sustain;* development evolved to complement the traditional Religion that ensured a sustainable; of the resources.