Forest Research Institute (FRI)

About Forest Research Institute (FRI)

Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun” has its roots in the erstwhile Imperial Forest Research Institute established in 1906 to organize and lead forestry research in the country.

Its history is synonymous with the evolution and development of scientific forestry not only in India but in the entire Indian subcontinent. {{ keywoord  }}  The institute also administered training to forest officers and forest ranger in the country and after independence, it was aptly named as Forest Research Institute and Colleges.

In 1988, FRI and its research centres were brought under the administrative umbrella of Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education (ICFRE) under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India.

It is the biggest forest based training institute in India. Most of the forest officers are a part of this institute. {{ keyword }}  The FRI's building also houses a Botanical Museum and there are many different kind of trees from around the world.

 {{ keyword }} The thrust areas are bio-diversity, tree improvement & quality seed production, non-wood forest products, social forestry & wasteland afforestation, design development of modern forestry tools, etc. To create consciousness about forest and environment among the people through extension programs.
FRI and College Area campus is a census town, between Kaulagarh in the north and the Indian Military Academy to the south. The Tons River forms its Western Boundary.