Director's Message It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to the official webpage of Himalayan Forest Research Institute (HFRI), Shimla. The Institute caters to the forestry research needs of the States of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. The Institute has been declared as an Advanced Centre for Cold Desert Afforestation and Pasture Management by the Council for taking up advanced research in eco-restoration of these harsh sites. I hope, the information given in the webpage will be of great help to the viewers. Suggestions for improving the website are welcome.