In order to manage the country's national forest and achieve the goal of management for multiple uses, the Bureau headquarters consists of five division and four offices. Responding to changes in the organization of the Council of Agriculture (COA), and until an "Agency of Forest and Nature Conservation" has been established, the Bureau's provincial organizational rules and provincial organizational chart were revised on November 22, 2006, adding a new Conservation Division responsible for implementing various conservation services. The Protection Forest Section was originally under the Watershed Management Division and dealt with the control of forest land use and forest protection, which belongs to a part of forestry administration. In order to enhance administrative efficiency and overall executive effectiveness, the Forestry Bureau planned to move the section’s works to the Forest Administration Division during the Executive Yuan’s readjustment of business scope. As the date of readjustment was undecided, the Protection Forest Section’s works were still transferred to the Forest Administration Division from January 1, 2012, for the purpose to achieve a multiplier effect. Under the Bureau are also eight Forest District Offices, and the Aerial Survey Office bears responsibility for surveying forest resources and map-making. Forest District Offices and the Aerial Survey Office are under the Bureau's direct control.
To facilitate public access to services, the Bureau's district offices are located in major cities and towns close to national forest lands. Office headquarters contain four sections and four offices. The Ranger Stations have been established in locations where the most services are needed, and are under the management of District Offices. Ranger Stations are the Bureau's front-line implementing units; there is a total of 34 Ranger Stations and one Coastal Forest Ranger Station organized as a mission task force. In addition, the Chiayi Forest District Office is in charge of the 72-kilometer-long Alishan Forest Railway; as a result, apart from its normal sections and offices, this Office also contains a Forest Railway Management Section. In view of the Alishan Forest Railway as a national precious cultural asset, it must be reserved sustainably. The Forestry Bureau signed a contract with the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA), Ministry of Transportation and Communications, requesting the TRA to assist the operation of the forest railway and maintain traffic and passenger safety.
This Bureau and subordinate agencies have a total budgeted staff of 1,159 persons, plus 3 hired personnel, 162 personnel hired under contracts, and 1,213 employees; personnel thus total 2,537 persons.
I. ORGANIZATION CHART OF FORESTRY BUREAU
II. ORGANIZATION CHART OF FOREST DISTRICT OFFICE
Last updated on:2016-09-06