A century old government organization started functioning from1862 with:
Imperial Forest Service
Provincial Forest Service
Sub-ordinate Forest Service

Before partition under British India in 1947, the forests of Bangladesh were under the control of:

Bengal Forest Department
Assam Forest Department

After partition of British India, East Pakistan Forest Service were created comprising:

East Pakistan Senior Forest Service
East Pakistan Sub-ordinate Forest Service

Responsibility for forestry was passed to the Bangladesh Forest Department after the independence of Bangladesh in 1971.
Bangladesh Senior Forest Service were renamed as Bangladesh Civil Service (Forest) Cadre under Bangladesh Civil Service Cadre Rules, 1980.

Infrastructure development
Institutional reform
The administrative head of Forest Department is the Chief Conservator of Forest (CCF). The Forest Department is divided into 4 wings considering magnitude of the works and line of jurisdiction. Each wing is administered by a Deputy Chief Conservator of Forest (DCCF).

Detail has been shown in the Organogram:

Administrative units of the Forest Department under revenue budget.
# Name of units/offices No. of units/offices
1 Office of the Chief Conservator of Forests 1
2 Office of the Deputy Chief Conservator of Forests 4
3 Office of Conservator of Forests/Circle Office 9
4 Office of the Divisional Forest Officer/ Forest Division 41
5 Management Plan Division 3
6 Botanical Garden (Dhaka and Chittagong) 2
7 Forestry Development Training Centre, Kaptai 1
8 Forest Academy, Chittagong 1
9 Forestry Science & Technology Institute (FSTI) (Sylhet, Rajshahi, and Chittagong) 3
10 RIMS-GIS Unit 1
11 Social Forestry zone 41
12 Protected Areas 38
13 Range 255
14 Beat 672
15 Check Station 57
16 Social Forestry Nursery Training Centre 98
17 Social Forestry Plantation Centre 341

Manpower Summery
# Designation Nos.
1 Chief Conservator of Forest 1
2 Deputy Chief Conservator of Forest 4
3 Conservator of Forest 11
4 Assistant Chief Conservator of Forest 5
5 Deputy Conservator of Forest 63
6 Assistant Conservator of Forest 160
7 Other (1st Class) Officers 53
Total 297
8 2nd Class Officers 424
9 Other Stuffs 9519
Grand Total 10,240