Koppa forest division is situated in the south-western part of Karnataka state. The division covers the revenue taluks of Narasimharajpura (N.R. Pura), Koppa and Sringeri. It comprises 89,181 hectares of forest land which constitute about 44.58 of the geographical area of the division (2,000.24 Km²). The division has two sub-divisions, namely, Koppa and Balehonnur, and consists of six ranges, namely, Balehonnur, Chikkagrahara, Kalasa, Koppa, Narasimharajpura (N.R. Pura) and Sringeri ranges. The division has a timber depot at N.R. Pura and sangameshwara Pete. Forests of Koppa division are principally of semi-evergreen and moist deciduous types with some excellent patches of evergreen forests in Kalasa and Sringeri ranges. In the higher reaches of the evergreen forests, shola vegetation surrounded by grassy blanks is also encountered in the areas adjoining to Kudremukh National Park.