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Vision Mission & RFD

Vision:

Conservation, management and development of forests and tree growth, on sustainable basis, for present and future generations.

Mission:

  • To Plan, Execute, Coordinate and Monitor the implementation of Forestry and Wildlife programmes to meet people needs and to ensure ecological security and environmental balance, by sustainable management of forests.
  • Enhancing the forest and tree cover through peoples participation for meeting people needs and better realization of ecological goods and services.

Objective:

  • Protection, Conservation and Consolidation of Forests, Wildlife and Protected Areas (Consolidation of forest areas, protection & conservation of forests, biodiversity and wildlife and habitat improvement).(28%)
  • Qualitative and quantitative enhancement of forests cover in the state (Afforestation,reforestation and regeneration of degraded forests,soil & moisture conservation).(21%)
  • Sustainable management of forests (Sustainable harvest and livelihood support through people’s participation, Capacity building of stakeholders, and Effective delivery mechanisms).(22%)
  • Expansion of tree cover outside forests (Agro/Farm Forestry, Tree improvement, Publicity and Extension).(14%)

Functions:

The major functions of the Karnataka Forest Department include:

  • The major functions of the Karnataka Forest Department include: Effective implementation of laws and regulations pertaining to forests and wildlife.
  • Consolidation and preservation of forest land and woodlots.
  • Habitat development in Protected Areas (P.A.s) and other forest areas including wetlands.
  • Afforestation and reforestation of degraded forests.
  • Regeneration of forest areas, including soil and moisture conservation works.
  • Increasing tree cover outside forest through Farm Forestry, Agro Forestry, Urban Woodlots, Roadside/ Canalside plantations and School Forestry etc.
  • Taking appropriate measures to propagate Sandalwood, medicinal plants and R.E.T. Species.
  • Tranparent and effective delivery sysyems for various forest based goods and services.
  • Providing bamboo, cane, sandalwood etc. to forest produce dependent sections of the society and artisans to support their livelihood needs.
  • Research and Extension support for forestry management.
  • Providing for adaptation of policies for mitigation of climate change in forestry plannning and management.
  • Effective mechanism for concurrent Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning from all departmental activities and programmes.
  • Human Resource Development and capacity building of all stakeholders.
  • Providing institutional mechanism for dissemination of information and communication for various stakeholders.
  • Strengthening the process of Joint Forest Planning & Management / Revitalization of V.F.C.s & E.D.C.s for meaninfgul participation of people in Forests & Wildlife development programmes.
 
  Forests
Forest Definition
Forest Area
Forest Diversity
Forest Resources
Forest Types
  WildLife
Tiger Reserves
Sanctuaries
Safaries & Zoo
National Parks
Community Reserves
Conservation Reserves
Management Plans
WildLife Notification
  Schemes and Projects
Plan Schemes
Centrally Sponsored Schemes
Central Plan Schemes
Distrcit Sector Schemes
Other Programmes - Non-Plan Schemes
 JFPM & Farm Forestry
Joint Forest Planning Management
Species and Planting Technique Models
Tree Patta
Institutional Planting
Nurseries of KFD
Social Forestry
Krushi Aranya Prothsaha Yojane
Village Forest Committee
  Boards & Authorities
Karnataka Cashew Development Corporation
Karnataka Ecotourism Board
Karnataka Forest Development Corporation
Karnataka Medicinal Plant Authority
Karnataka State Biodiversity Board
Karnataka State Forest Industries Corporation
EMPRI
Jungle Lodges & Resorts
Lake Development Authority
  Visiting Forests
Interpretation Centres
Trek Routes
Places of Interest
Forest Rest Houses
Do's and Dont's
  How Do I
Get wood, bamboo, cane, sandalwood allotment on retail sale?
Claim ex-gratia relief for crop damages, injuries, death etc ?
Get tree felling permissions ?
Get permission for film shooting trekking in forest area?
Purchase Seedling