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Forests provide the basic life support system to all the living beings of mother earth including mankind. Forest ecosystems provide fresh air, water resources, fertile soil for sustenance of agriculture, bio-diversity, climate change mitigation and numerous other ecosystem services. Vast sections of rural society, including a majority of the tribals, are directly dependent on forests for their livelihood. The Karnataka Forest Department has the primary mandate of protecting the forests and wildlife, conserving the rich biodiversity of the state and ensuring that the ecological balance of the forest eco-systems is maintained. The Department is headed by Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Head of Forest Force(HOFF). The Department presently has a total working strength of around 8000 executive personnel including Indian Forest Service Officers and officers/ field staff of various cadres. The total recorded forest area of the State is 43,382 sq. km. The State has a network of Protected Areas with 5 Tiger Reserves, 30 Wildlife Sanctuaries, 15 Conservation Reserves and 1 Community Reserve. The work carried out by the Department can be broadly classified into the following categories: regulatory, protection, conservation and sustainable management. As part of the regulatory functions, the department enforces provisions of various legislations such as Karnataka Forest Act 1963, Wildlife Protection Act 1972, Forest (Conservation) Act 1980, Karnataka Preservation of Trees Act 1976, etc. and corresponding rules. Protection functions include, boundary consolidation, protection of forest areas from encroachment, illicit-felling, mitigation of human-wildlife conflict, undertaking fire prevention and control measures etc. The conservation functions include taking up of plantation works, soil-moisture conservation and watershed development works for water security, conservation of rare, endangered and threatened (RET) species and conducting awareness activities to sensitize all sections of the society on the importance of forests, wildlife and biodiversity. In territorial areas, the department is also involved in sustainable extraction and marketing of timber and other forest produce as per the specifications of the Working Plans. The Department is also engaged on a large scale in promoting agro-forestry through incentivization to support farmer’s income.

  • Shri . Basavaraj Bommai
    Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka
  • Shri . Umesh Vishwanath Katti
    Hon'ble Forest Minister of Karnataka
  • Shri. Jawaid Akhtar, IAS
    Additional Chief Secretary, FEE
  • Shri. Raj Kishore Singh, IFS
    Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & Head of Forest Force (HoFF)
  • Dr. Sanjay S Bijjur, IFS
    Principal Secretary (Forests)

News & Updates

75th crab species recognised in Western Ghats.


TCMS COURT ORDER


Notification regarding submission of online transfer applications by DRFOs, FG and FW with corrigendum


Forest Guard Recruitment Publication - Indemnity Bond


FG Induction Training Material Publication


Publication for 339 Forests Guards posts Direct Recruitment Dated:21/07/2022


Circle wise and Cadre wise revised list of sanctioned posts and employees as on 19-07-2022


CIRCLE WISE AND CADRE WISE REVISED LIST ON SANCTIONED POST AND EMPLOYEES


Circular regarding Transfer and Counselling of Forest Officers and Other Officials along with guidelines


Identification of Post for Manager Cadre in Kalyana Karnataka Local Cadre & State Level (Others) Local. Dated : 29/6/22


Identification of Post for Administrative Assistants Cadre in Kalyana Karnataka Local Cadre & State Level (Others) Local .Dated : 29/6/22


339 Forest Guards Direct Recruitment Notification : Candidates 2nd Second final ion list. Dated : 04-07-22


FG - 2nd Final List


FG -Shivamogga Circle - Final List


Notification regarding extension of date for submission of online transfer applications by DRFOs, Forest Guards and Forest Watchers for the year 2022


Contractual Engagement of Personnel Basis of NTCF


Corrigendum


Transfer and Counselling Notification-2022


Appointment of Tree Officers Notification


Regarding announcing of dates for e-auction of Timber & Other Forest Products for the calendar year 2022 in various Govt. Timber Depots


339 Forest Guards Direct Recruitment Notification : 36 Candidates 2nd Provisional List. Dated : 01-06-22


ACF Transfer Order. Dated : 17/05/2022


RFO Transfer Order Dated : 17/05/2022


RFO Transfer Order Dated : 06/05/2022


RFO Transfer Order Dated : 05/05/2022


Regarding submitting Willingness letter for HK Reservation(Harappanahalli Taluk)


RFO Posting Order.Dated : 19/05/2022


RFO Posting Order.Dated : 19/05/2022


RFO Posting Order.Dated : 21/04/2022


E-auction Schedule for the Calendar year of 2022


RFO Transfer Order Dated : 22/04/2022


RFO Posting Order.Dated : 20/04/2022


RFO Transfer Order Dated : 20/04/2022


Temporary Recruitment of Forest Settlement Officer for maximum period of 2 years


LETTER FOR APPROVAL OF FINAL REPORT ON STATEWIDE UNIFORM SSR RATES


CSSR 2021-22


Forest/Horticulture/Watershed Department Common SSR for 2021-22


Details of Schedule of Rates for Collection and Supply of Seeds During the year 2021-22


Forest/Horticulture/Watershed Department Common SSR for 2022-23


Re-organisation of Bannerghatta National Park DIvision


My Forest ,March 2022


World Forest Day 2022 Celebration at Aranya Bhavan,Bengaluru


RFO Transfer Order Dated : 14/03/2022


Final Seniority List of Stenographer for the period between 27-04-1978 & 31-12-2019, Dated : 17/03/2022


Identification of Post in RFO Cadre for Kalyana Karnataka & Others


Order Pertaining to Maintenance of Aranya Website Dated: 17/02/2022


339 Forest Guards Direct Recruitment (Bengaluru Circle)


339 Forest Guards Direct Recruitment (Dharwad Circle)


339 Forest Guards Direct Recruitment (Mysuru Circle)


339 Forest Guards Direct Recruitment (Shivamogga Circle)


339 Forest Guards Direct Recruitment (Chamarajanagara Circle)


339 Forest Guards Direct Recruitment (Hassan Circle)


339 Forest Guards Direct Recruitment (Chikkamagaluru Circle)


339 Forest Guards Direct Recruitment (Canara Circle)


339 Forest Guards Direct Recruitment (Mangaluru Circle)


339 Forest Guards Direct Recruitment (Belagavi Circle)


339 Forest Guards Direct Recruitment (Ballari Circle)


RFO Transfer Order Dated : 24/02/2022


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