Bhadravarhi division is situated on the eastern part of Shivamogga circle. It covers parts of Shivamogga, Davanagere and Chikkamagaluru districts. The concerned taluks are Bhadravathi and Shivamogga (part) from Shivamogga district, Channagiri and Honnali (part) from Davanagere district, and Tarikere (part) from Chikkamagaluru district, respectively. The extent of notified forest area of the division is about 89,131.03 hectares. The division has two sub-divisions, namely, Channagiri and Tarikere sub-divisions, and consists of seven ranges, namely, Bhadravathi, Umblebyle, Lakavalli, Tarikere, Ajjampura, Channagiri and Shantisagar ranges. Forests of Bhadravathi division are primarily of dry deciduous and scrub types. Patches of moist deciduous forest are met with in the Kukwada Ubrani and Antharagange state forests of of Channagiri range and Chornedehalli and Kakanahosudi state forests of Umblebyle range. The forests of the division in the eastern part and nearer to habitations are highly degraded tending to thorny scrub type.