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FOREST RESEARCH  

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 -

i)    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       species.      

iii)     Trial plantation of Pinus petula, Pinus caribea, Pinus oocarpa, Pinus Jeefregie, Pinus muricata, Cryptomeria Japonica have been carried out by   Silviculture range at  Kohima.

FORESTRY  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.  

Forestry 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 operations etc.