Chamarajanagar circle comprises one Tiger Reserve, namely, Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve, and two Wildlife divisions, namely, Cauvery Wildlife division and Male Mahadeshwara Hills (MM Hills) Wildlife division. There is one social forestry division, namely, Chamarajanagar SF division. BRT Tiger Reserve and MM Hills WLS are wholly situated in Chamarajanagara district. Cauvery WLS is situated partly in Chamarajanagara district, and partly in Mandya and Ramanagara districts. Most of the forest areas of the circle are wildlife areas, harboring predominantly dry deciduous forest with scrub forest in the fringes. There are patches of moist deciduous, semi-evergreen, evergreen and shola forests in the higher reaches of BRT and MM Hills.