Temperate Forest Research Institute, Shimla

Temperate Forest Research Institute, Shimla is the premier research body engaged in ecological rehabilitation in the Himalayan region.

Temperate Forest Research Institute, Shimla has achieved considerable success in its noble endeavor.

Temperate Forest Research Institute started as the Regional Research Center of FRI and Colleges of Dehradun in 1977. Temperate Forest Research Institute, Shimla was upgraded subsequently and is currently an independent institute affiliated to Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE).

Temperate Forest Research Institute, Shimla presently caters to the applicable research needs of the northern Indian states of Himachal Pradesh as well as Jammu and Kashmir.

The primary objective of the Temperate Forest Research Institute in Shimla is the regeneration of Temperate forest, afforestation of cold deserts and forest conservation and ecological rehabilitation in the Himalayan region.

Temperate Forest Research Institute, Shimla has achieved commendable success since its inception. The main thrust of its activities includes, but not solely confined to the following work being done:

  • Ecological equilibrium of cold Himalayan deserts by afforestation measures
  • Improving the economic condition of the hills by increasing commercial forest production through social forestry programs and development of sustainable agroforestry models.
  • Thorough research in silviculture and ecology of coniferous forests
  • Conducting research on eco-restoration of the degraded areas in the western Himalayan region.
  • Establishment of seed production centers of commercially valuable trees like Deodar and Blue Pine.
  • Production of better quality planting material for agroforestry and production forestry.

If you are require any further information about Temperate Forest Research Institute, Shimla, then please contact at the following address:


Temperate Forest Research Institute (TFRIS)
(Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education)
Shimla - 171 001 (HP) India

Last Updated on : 4/9/2012

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