This Unit is headed by an Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (EWPRT). He is assisted by a Chief Conservator of Forests (Working Plan), Chief Conservator of Forests (Research & Utilisation), Chief Conservator of Forests (Training) and Chief Conservator of Forests (Evaluation).
The main task of the Working Plan Unit is to prepare Working Plan(WP) for a Forest Division with a 10 year periodicity. A WP is a written document giving prescriptions for scientific management of forests. The WP Unit is also responsible for taking up Survey and Demarcation of the forest areas as and when they are notified as Reserved Forests from various categories of lands.
There are 6 Working Plan units viz., Shimoga, Belgaum, Mysore, Bellary, Chickmagalur and Dharwad. A WP Division is headed by a Conservator of Forest (Working Plan).
The Chief Conservator of Forests (Research & Utilisation) is responsible for conducting Research works of the Forest Department. There are 4 Silviculturists at Bangalore, Bellary, Madikeri and Dharwad respectively, each headed by a Conservator of Forests. The task of a Conservator of Forests (Research) is to conduct research in the field of forest management, tree improvement, canopy manipulation and plantation management and to share their research findings with the field foresters.
Besides this the Chief Conservator of Forests(Training) is responsible for imparting both foundation training and in-service training being conducted in 5 Training Institutes of which two are headed by Deputy Conservator of Forests and three by Assistant Conservator of Forests. Chief Conservator of Forests(Evaluation) is responsible for Evaluation of Field works in the Dept.