The systematic management of the Territorial Forests and the Protected Areas (including ex-situ conservation) are achieved through the Working Plans and Management Plans respectively. The Working Plans for the Territorial Forests are prepared by the Deputy Conservator of Forests/Working Plan and the Management Plans are prepared by the respective Deputy Conservator of Forests/DFOs in consultation with their Conservator of Forests/Chief Conservator of Forests. The Plans are approved by the MoEFCC after thorough scrutiny by the Regional Office, the National Board of Wildlife or the Central Zoo Authority as the case may be.
The Forest Department, Manipur is the organization in the state dedicated to the development and improvement of Forests and Wildlife of Manipur. The Department is headed by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Manipur under the guidance of the Administrative Department in charge of Forests and Environment in the Secretariat.