Forest Plantations
KFS has the mandate to manage all gazetted forest plantations
Natural Forests
KFS has the mandate to manage, protect and conserve all gazetted natural forests
Supporting Ecotourism
Supporting Ecotourism

About KFS

Kenya Forest Service is a State Corporation established in February 2007 under the Forest Act 2005 to conserve,develop and sustainably manage forest resources for Kenya's social-economic development.


The KFS management structure comprises 10 conservancies that are ecologically demarcated, 76 Zonal Forest Offices, 150 forest Stations, and 250 divisional forest extension offices located countrywide, and critical in forest management and surveillance.

To participate in forest management, forest adjacent communities have formed registered groups and are currently working with KFS to sustainably manage forest resources. In total, there are 325 community forest associations.



News & Events

The First Lady Half Marathon

By Evelyne Macharia

Thousands of participants from all walks turned up for the First Lady’s half marathon. Kenya Forest Service staff joined the First Lady in the event held on Sunday, March 6 at the Nyayo National stadium.......



 5.1 Million Hectares of forests to be restored

By Michael Muratha
Kenya recognizes the benefits that forests and trees can provide to the country`s landscapes including improved soil fertility, availability of water, green jobs, economic growth, and increased capacity for climate change resilience and mitigation.In line with this,.........



KMACHO, Forest Monitoring Software Application

By Pamela Gatwiri 

Forestry remains an important part of the economy here and in many other areas of the world but the methods and procedures forestry firms use today are very different........



Forests and Landscape Restoration

By the National REDD+ Coordination Office

In many parts of the world, people have started to restore degraded forests and landscapes, creating many new opportunities to reduce poverty, improve food security, address climate change and conserve soil, water and biodiversity...........



 20TH Africa Forestry And Wildlife Commission (AFWC) 

The 20th Session of African Forestry and Wildlife Commission (AFWC) is scheduled to take place on the 1st -5th February 2016 in Nairobi at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre ..........



History Of Forestry In Kenya

The importance of forest to Kenya has been realized by the colonial government as early as 1900s.In 1902 the first forest Department was set up with the arrival of Mr. C. F. Elliot who became the first conservator of 1908, ................



Vision and Mission Statement

To be the leading organization of excellence in sustainable forest management and conservation globally.


Upcoming Events

Wed May 04 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM 

The 2016 long rains national tree planting launch will take place on 4th May 2016 at Nyambogichi Primary School in Laikipia County. The event will be presided over by.... 

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