Tissue Culture Laboratory has been
established at Kohima under Silviculture Division to improve and promote locally available
economic species both qualitatively and quantitatively through vegetative propagation.
Seed Testing Laboratory had been
established during 1991 under Silviculture Division for testing viability of seeds and
to produce quality seeds of fast growing quality species for distribution to
different divisions. The revamping work of the laboratory is under progress.
Some of the works taken up under
the Silviculture Division till 2000-01 are -
Sample plots of the tropical economic tree species such as Hollong, Makai, Nahar
Champa etc. has been established at Singphan in Mon division.
ii) A Sub-tropical Botanical Garden has
been set up at Minkong in Mokokchung
District for preservation, cultivation and
displaying of variety of indigenous
plantation of Pinus petula, Pinus
caribea, Pinus oocarpa, Pinus Jeefregie,
Pinus muricata, Cryptomeria Japonica have been carried out by
Silviculture range at Kohima.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Forest Rangers Course
This is a two years provisional
training course designed at the national level. The Officer-Trainees being recruited
through NPSC, undergo a rigorous theoretical and practical training in the Forest Rangers
College. They are awarded certificate in forestry on successful completion. 3 (three)
trainees have been sent for training at North East Forest
Rangers College, Jalukbari for the years 1999-2001.
Training School, Nagaland
Initially this was an in-service
training school for imparting forestry education and training to forest guards only. The
school was upgraded in 1993 and the post of the Principal has also been up-graded to the
rank of the Deputy Conservator of Forests (State Cadre). The training has a duration of
Nine months, and consists of courses in theory and practical subjects on Forestry
including field trips and Physical Training. Apart from classroom lectures and
demonstrations, the trainees are taken out on tour within and outside the state to
acquaint them with field situation. The Trainees are taken to the places of interest and
importance in forestry, such as -Kaziranga National Park, West Bengal Forestry Training
School , Kurseong, Meghalaya Soil Conservation School, Burnihat and Jalukbari Forestry
Training School etc., where they receive lectures and demonstration on nursery techniques,
silvicultural systems, forest protection, field botany, forest management,forest