Paro Division


The Constitution of Bhutan adopted in 2008, mandates the country to maintain a minimum cover of 60% for all times to come and strongly enshrines the responsibility of all the Bhutanese citizen to preserve and sustainably manage the biodiversity resources for long term sustainability. This aspiration requires that the natural resources are utilized in a sustainable way and any trade- offs between economic utilization and conservation are effectively managed to avoid any deterioration of ecosystem and biodiversity health through strengthening the forestry management plans and system. Working towards this goal of DoFPS, Paro Division is entrusted with the responsibility of catering forestry services to the public and other institutional organization of Paro & Haa Dzongkhag.  The Division is headed by the Chief Forestry Officer and  is supported by 4 section at the head offices  catering to different programs (Planning , Social forestry and Wildlife, Timber and Protection) 2 Range Offfices and 5 Forest Management Units.

The details of FMU’s under Paro Division is as follows :

Sl No.Name of FMUArea(Ha)Annual Allowable Cut ( m³)
1.Zonglele FMU16155.8163663000
2.Selele FMU915788863000
4.Lon chuu FMU12567.015000700
5.Haa East6300600

Mandates and Functions of Sections

Timber and Technical Section

  • Management, compilation and reporting of forestry information
  • Facilitate field inspection related to land (substitute/kidu/lease), roads and other developmental activities and process for clearances
  • Facilitate field inspection and process for timber approval related to disaster management
  • Verification and develop sawing orders (for timbers from GRF) and power chain licenses for approval
  • Provide advocacy services to the general public on forestry rules and regulations related to land section and timber
  • Facilitate field inspection and approval related to timber utilization for rural and commercial activities
  • Prepare Bi-Annual Work Plans, budget requirements and Quarterly Progress Reports for the section.
  • To deliver the public services regarding the removal of forest produces from Private Registered land

Protection and Monitoring Section

  • Carry out regular monitoring of the sawmills and furniture houses under the division
  • Carryout regular monitoring of the illegal land encroachment, timber transaction and anti-poaching activities in consultation with other sections
  • Settlement of legal cases apprehended by the section and apprise CFO on the status related to illegal
  • Statistically analyze illegal transaction trend related to timber, NWFPs, wildlife and land and develop annual report for reference within Division and further
  • Develop strategies and action plans for effective monitoring of illegal activities under Division in long run
  • Envisage impact from illegal activities specified to timber, wildlife and NWFPs, etc. to guide Division on implementing developed strategies and action plans
  • Prepare Bi-Annual Work Plans, budget requirements and Quarterly Progress Reports for the section

Wildlife and Social Forestry Section

  • To facilitate in resolving issues pertaining to Community Forest Management and implementation in two districts, when the involvement of division is left necessary and genuine.
  • To carryout routine monitoring of private forest management under division jurisdiction.
  • To deal with the district decentralized activities such as forest fire, plantation, NWFPS and any other.
  • Coordinate national conservations programs and survey based on wildlife in divisional level
  • To deal with Human-Wildlife Conflict issues and its rehabilitation strategies
  • To carryout wildlife rescue activities under the division
  • To facilitate and to attend emergency field inspection as when felt necessary and recommended by Chief Forestry Officer.
  • To carry out other miscellaneous forestry related works.
  • Implement Kanchenjunga Landscape Development Initiative Programs with Wildlife Conservation Division;
  • Prepare Bi-Annual Work Plans, budget requirements and Quarterly Progress Reports for the section.

Planning Section

  • Development of Forest Management Plans for FMUs and outside FMUs;
  • Assess forest resources proposed for management outside FMUs as per LCMP 2010;
  • Facilitate FMUs and Range Offices on sanitation operation as per forest protection guidelines of Forest management Code of Bhutan;
  • Sustainable management of forests based on principle of sustainability and regulating AAC for FMUs and Local Forest Management Plan;
  • Conduct periodic monitoring of FMUs and local management areas and provide technical guidance and recommendations for betterment of forest management;
  • Facilitate mid-term and final evaluation of FMUs as per timeline of Forest management Code of Bhutan;
  • Identify relevant training program for FMU staff on sustainable forest management and propose appropriate budget;
  • Facilitate coordination of field activities with FRMD and NRDCL and other stakeholders involved;
  • Facilitate FMU-Level Management Committee Meeting and guide NRDCL and FMUs to streamline committee meeting as per Code;
  • Assist CFO in any technical matter pertaining to FMUs and local forest management under Division;
  • Assist and provide necessary support to other sections on any activities happening inside FMUs;
  • Statistically analyze forest resources utilization trend and apprise CFO and communicate to FRMD and relevant stakeholders;
  • Facilitate FMUs and NRDCL on development of compliance report and renewable of environmental clearance;
  • Supervise and evaluate the work program of FMUs and ROs related to sustainable forest management;
  • Provide technical backstopping to the FMUs and Ranges and Beats;
  • Participate and helps in formulating forest plans, policies and programs in accordance with forest master Plan and five year plan;
  • Carryout any assignment entrusted to the section by CFO, etc.
  • Prepare Bi-Annual Work Plans, budget requirements and Quarterly Progress Reports for the section.
Contact details are as follows:
    • PBAX : 08 271221
    • Divisional email:
    • Timber & Technical Section Head
    • Mobile no. 17683405
    • Email:
    • Planning Section Head
    • Mobile no. 17794360
    • Email:
    • Monitoring Protection Section Head
    • Mobile no. 17465089
    • Email:
    • Social Forestry & Wildlife Section Head
    • Mobile no. 77858569
    • Email:
    • Range In-charge, Haa Range Office
    • Contact no. 17610535/08-375147
    • Email:
    • Range In-charge, Paro Range Office
    • Contact no. 17619872/08-271237


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