Recorded Forest Area of Karnataka



Sl.No.
Type
Extent (sq.km)
a.
Reserve forest
28,689.96
b.
Protected forests
3,930.72
c.
Village forests
124.20
d.
Unclassified forests
5,231.00
e.
Private forests
308.42
..
Total
38,284.30, 19.96% of State's area

(Karnataka Forest Department website, www.karnatakaforest.gov.in)

Note a differing estimate for recorded forest area (most likely drawn from Revenue Department sources):

Forest Area: 30680 sq km, 16.1% of State's geographic area

(Ministry of Agriculture Land Use Statistics 2005)

The district-wise forest cover in Karnataka, as measured by satellite imagery, can be found in this chart.
(From State of Forests Report 2005, Forest Survey of India)