The department has framed its functions as follows:


  • Preparation and implementation of policies and programmes in forestry sector. Implementation of Forestry Laws and rules.
  • Protection, conservation, development and management of renewable natural resources, particularly forests and range lands in the province.
  • Sustainable management of forest for production of timber, firewood and other non-timber produce and services.
  • Demarcation and protection of Forest lands against encroachment.
  • Raising of nurseries and plantations on public as well as on farmlands under PPP mode.
  • Provide extension services for mass awareness and conduct research and  training for capacity building.


  • Protection, conservation, preservation and management of wildlife.
  • Management of protected areas, wildlife parks, safaris & zoos.
  • Public and private participation through trophy hunting, private breeding farms & hunting associations.


  • Extension services/fish farming/aquaculture development.
  • Conservation, management and development of natural resources.
  • Production of fish seed under controlled conditions.
  • Research &Training activities.
  • Introduction of new technologies for enhancing fish production.