2005 - 2015

Ministry of Forestry & Research


Become a ministry of its own

2005 - 2015

1984 - 2005

Mnistry of Forest, Environment & Conservation

1979 - 1983

Ministry of Natural Resources

The roles and functions of the current Ministry is under the Forestry Division.

1979 - 1983

1960 - 1978

Department of Agriculture & Forestry

Mr. K.W Trenaman was fully in charge of Forestry department as chief Forester.

1958

1958

Interest shown by timber companies to operate in SI but knowledge on timber resources was still limited.

1958

1956

1956

The Forest department was administered on a care and maintenance basis by the department of Agriculture.

1952

1952

Mr. J.W.P Logie was engaged as chief Forestry officer.

1952

1951

1951

Formation of the Tenaru milling company.

1949 - 1950

1949 - 1950

Early establishment of the Forestry Department in the protectorate and the appointment of a Forester.

1949 - 1950

1944 - 1948

1944 - 1948

Mr .F .S Walker of the Malayan Forest Service was appointed to survey the timber resources of SI to justify establishment of the Forestry Department.