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Korea Forest Service Come nestle in bosom of nature,our green forest

Organization

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Healthy Forest, Rich Mountains, Happy People Korea Forest Service, 40 years in service....
Realizing Sustainable Green Nation
  • 2008 ~ present
    • 2008-2017Implementation of the Fifth National Forest Plan
    • 2017Comprised of 1 Headquarters (5 Bureaus, 24 Divisions, 1 Department and 2 Teams) and 53 affiliated agencies with 1,607 employees (as of June 20th)
    • 2016Comprised of 1 Headquarters (5 Bureaus, 24 Divisions, 1 Department and 3 Teams) and 52 affiliated agencies with 1,610 employees (as of May 10th)
    • 2016Secured 1.98 trillion Won of Forest Budget
    • 2016. April Opened the Korea Forest Welfare Institute
    • 2012. September Launched the Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO)
    • 2012. January Established the Korea Forestry Promotion Institute Created the International Affairs Bureau inside the Headquarters
    • 2011. October Hosted the UNCCD COP 10
    • 2008. August Opened the National Korea Forest Seed Variety Center
    • 2008. March Reorganization of the Headquarters (change Teams to Divisions)
Aiming for sustainable forest management
  • 1998~2007
    • 1998-2007Completion of the Fourth National Forest Plan
    • 2007Comprised of 1 Headquarters (4 Bureaus, 1 Unit, and 25 Teams) and 48 affiliated agencies with 1,592 employees (as of Dec 31th)
    • 2007Secured 1.2 trillion Won of Forest Budget
    • 2006. September Established the Green Fund Management Foundation
    • 2006. July Reorganization of Bureaus and Divisions
      Acquisition of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for Jeju experimental forest and Hongcheon Forest
    • 2004. DecemberOpened the National Recreation Forest Management Office
    • 2002. October Designated October 18 as Mountain day
    • 2002. April Established the Forest Hall of Fame
    • 1999. May Established the National Arboretum
    • 1999. August Relocated the Government complex (from Seoul to Daejeon)
    • 1998Implemented the public labor projects for forest tending (0.437 million ha)
Develpoping forest resources
  • 1998~1997
    • 1988-1997Completion the Third National Forest Plan: Forest Resources Development Project (0.32 million ha)
    • 1997. December Comprised of 1 Headquarters (5 Bureaus, 19 Divisions) and 49 affiliated agencies with 1,641 employees (as of Dec 31st)
    • 1997Secured 0.5 trillion Won of Forest Budget
    • 1992.AprilSet up the Forest Rehabilitation Monument
    • 1990Established 2 Forest Management Centers, 13 Forest Management Stations and the Forest Aviation Office (currently known as the Forest Aviation Headquarters)
    • 1990Designated the Forestry Promotion Area
    • 1990. January Introduction of the Forestry Successor Nurturing Policy
    • 1988Opened the Daegwallyeong Recreation Forest
Dreams of complete re-vegetation come true
  • 1973~1987
    • 1978-1987 Completion of the Second National Forest Plan: 10-Year Forest Rehabilitation Project (0.97million ha)
    • 1987 Comprised of 1 Headquarters (4 Bureaus, 17 Divisions) and 73 affiliated agencies with 1,996 employees (as of Dec 31th)
    • 1987. January Under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
    • 1974-1986 Completion of the Daegwallyeong Special Plantation (311 ha)
    • 1973-1978 Early completion of the First National Forest Plan: 10-Year Forest Rehabilitation Project (1.08 million ha)
    • 1977. December Relocation of the Headquarters (from Seodaemun-gu to Dongdaemun-gu) November Opened the Forestry Training Institute (currently known as the Forestry Training Institute of the Korea Forest Service)
    • 1973-1977 Completion of the Yeongil Erosion Control Project (4,538 ha)
    • 1973. March Under the supervision of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
    • 1973 Organized the First Forest Owners Council
Taking the first step
  • 1967~1972
    • 1972Comprised of 1 Headquarters (4 Bureaus, 13 Divisions) and 23 affiliated agencies with 1,297 employees
    • 1970. February Set up the Large-scale Forest Development Plan (short-term: 1970-1974. long-term: 1970-2004)
    • 1969 Set up the Large-scale Afforestation Plan (3.20 million ha)
    • 1967. January Establishment of the Korea Forest Service (formerly known as Forest Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry)
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