Himalayan Forest Research Institute 

Increasing population pressure and the increasing associated needs have put the forests under high stress. The habitats for various species are not only being degraded but are also being fragmented and lost. Over exploitation of forests resources coupled with other biotic pressures on the forests generally result in failure of natural regeneration of various species. Failure of satisfactory natural regeneration of Silver Fir and Spruce forests in western Himalayas - the species extensively used in the past for making packing cases for horticulture crops - has been a cause of great concern to both the foresters and the users alike.

Himalayan Forest Research Institute (HFRI), Shimla, Himachal Pradesh was established as High Level Conifer Regeneration Research Centre during May, 1977 for carrying out research on problem associated with natural regeneration of Silver Fir and Spruce. The institute made its humble beginning by starting functioning from a single room in "Kennedy House" and later with the increased research activities of this centre, an independent building "Press Villa" near U.S. club was allotted to it during 1978.

At the time of reorganization forestry research in ICFRE during 1998 Govt. of India appreciated the problems of Temperate Eco-system and decided to develop this centre in to a full-fledged research institute. The mandate of this centre has also been enlarged to cater to forestry research, needs pertaining to eco-rehabilitation of Cold Deserts of mined areas and regeneration of Coniferous and broad-leaved forests, besides activities on management practices including insect-pests management in temperate forests and in alpine areas too. Popularization of agroforestry and other related extension activities has also included in its mandate. This centre has now been re-designated as Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Shimla w.e.f. 8th September, 1998 and is a regional research institute of ICFRE with an area of responsibilities extending to the states of Himachal Pradesh & Jammu and Kashmir.

 

Latest Updates


A Report on International Yoga Day at HFRI, Shimla. updated: 28.06.2022
A Report on World Environment Day organised by HFRI, Shimla. updated: 10.06.2022
HFRI Newsletter Vol-1 No-1. updated: 19.05.2022
Information regarding availability of Quality Bamboo Seedlings of Lathi Bans (Dendrocalamus strictus) for sale at Small Bamboo Nursery Nalagarh. updated: 13.05.2022
A Report on International Yoga Day Countdown at HFRI, Shimla. updated: 10.05.2022
A Report on conservation and awareness programme on medicinal plants held on 21.04.2022 at Moolkoti panchayat, Mashobra , Shimla. updated: 26.04.2022
A Report on Educational Visit of B.Sc. Agriculture Students of University of Agriculture Sciences, Riachur, Karnataka on 18.04.2022 at HFRI, Shimla. updated: 26.04.2022
A Report on Educational Visit of B.Sc. Agriculture Students of University of Agriculture Sciences, Riachur, Karnataka on 20.04.2022 at HFRI, Shimla. updated: 26.04.2022
A Report on International Day of forests at HFRI, Shimla. updated: 29.03.2022
A Report on one day training on forest fires organised by HFRI Shimla.   updated: 24.03.2022
A Report on one day training Programme for Shilaroo and Kot Villegers organised by HFRI Shimla.   updated: 21.02.2022
A Report on one day training Programme for Badagaon Villegers organised by HFRI Shimla.   updated: 21.02.2022
A Report on Bamboo Plantation near Badagaon Shimla.   updated: 19.01.2022
A Report on Webinar on Guidelines and Procedures for Clone/Variety release of Forestry Species at HFRI Shimla.   updated: 13.01.2022
A Report on Good Governance Week celebration at HFRI Shimla.   updated: 05.01.2022
A Report on Awareness program for conservation and rejuvenation of Rivers at HFRI.   updated: 14.12.2021
A Report on International Mountain Day celebration.   updated: 14.12.2021
Training Report of one day Workshop on conservation and sustainable management of Pinus Gerardiana held at Urni, Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh.   updated: 02.12.2021
Training Report of one day Workshop on conservation and sustainable management of Pinus Gerardiana held at Barang, Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh.   updated: 02.12.2021
Training Report of one day Workshop on conservation and sustainable management of Pinus Gerardiana held at Pangi, Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh.   updated: 02.12.2021
Training Report of one day Workshop on conservation and sustainable management of Pinus Gerardiana held at Kalpa, Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh.   updated: 02.12.2021

A Report on visit of BSc. Forestry students Hyderabad at HFRI.   updated: 01.12.2021
A Report on Constitution Day 2021 celebration at HFRI.   updated: 01.12.2021
A Report on Communal Harmony Rally at HFRI.   updated: 01.12.2021
A Report on RFO trainee visit from Haldwani at HFRI.   updated: 01.12.2021
A Report on Aazadi ka Amrut Mahotsav-'Importance of Agroforestry' organized by HFRI, Shimla.  updated: 24.11.2021
A Report on Aazadi ka Amrut Mahotsav-'Celebration of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas' organized by HFRI, Shimla.  updated: 05.11.2021
A Report on Aazadi ka Amrut Mahotsav-'Environment Awareness Programme for Villagers' organized by HFRI, Shimla.  updated: 18.10.2021
A Report on Awareness Programme and rally on no to single use plastic organized by HFRI. updated: 12.10.2021
A Report on Ozone Day celebration at HFRI.   updated: 22.09.2021
A Report on Himalayan Day celebration at HFRI.   updated: 15.09.2021
MoU between Himalayan Forest Research Institute and Career Point University. updated: 03.09.2021
A Report on Aazadi ka Amrut Mahotsav-'Environment Awareness Programme for Villagers' organized by HFRI, Shimla. updated: 02.09.2021
A Report on Awareness Programme on Parthenium Histeroforus organized by HFRI. updated: 26.08.2021
Report on 75th Independence Day celebration at HFRI. updated: 26.08.2021
Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. Contribute your rendering of the National Anthem at https://rashtragaan.in

A Report on International Day of forests at HFRI, Shimla. updated: 25.03.2021
Training Report on Nursery and Propagation Techniques of Trillium Govanianum (Nagchhatri) held at Rampur Shimla. updated: 19.03.2021
Proceeding of Monthly Seminar held on 26 February 2021. updated: 09.03.2021
MoU between Himalayan Forest Research Institute and Himachal Pradesh Forest Department  updated: 08.03.2021
Proceedings of Monthly Seminar held on 29 January 2021. updated: 12.02.2021
A Report on Republic Day 2021 Celebration at HFRI, Shimla. updated: 01.02.2021
A Report on release of State REDD+ Action Plan for Himachal Pradesh. updated: 07.01.2021
Proceeding of Monthly Seminar held on 29 December 2020. updated: 05.01.2021
Training Report on Propagation and Modern Nursery Techniques of Pinus Gerardina and Ribes Spp. updated: 24.12.2020 %

Director's Message



Dr. Sandeep Sharma, Director In-charge

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to the official webpage of Himalayan Forest Research Institute (HFRI), Shimla. The Institute caters to the forestry research needs of the States of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. More »