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Vision & Mission

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%).
  • Sustainable management of forests (Sustainable harvest and livelihood support through people’s participation, Capacity building of stakeholders, and Effective delivery mechanisms) (16%).
  • Sustainable management of forests (Sustainable harvest and livelihood support through people’s participation, Capacity building of stakeholders, and Effective delivery mechanisms) (16%).
  • Expansion of tree cover outside forests (Agro/Farm Forestry, Tree improvement, Publicity and Extension) (16%).

Functions:

  • 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 continuous Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning from all departmental activities and programmes.
  • Human Resource Development and capacity building of all stakeholders.
  • Providing institutional mechanism for dessimination 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.