I am a forester belonging to 1988 batch of Indian Forest Service borne on Karnataka Cadre. I have worked in the Karnataka Forest Department in different capacities at field level and Headquarters. I have worked in Haliyal, Chikmagalur, Koppa and Hassan divisions which are essentially Western Ghats and then in the drier districts of Gulbarga, Bidar, Bellary. Have worked here in territorial forest divisions encompassing the main work of territorial forest management and in Social Forestry Divisions which are essentially afforestation divisions. Had a small stint of one year in Karnataka State Remote Sensing Organization where oversaw the preparation of Forest Atlas for the State Forest Department. Presently I am posted in the office of the Head of the department of Karnataka Forest Department coordination with different wings of forestry in KFD.