The N.S.T.R. is headed by the Field Director who is based at Sundipenta near Srisailam.
The Field Director is assisted by two Divisional Forest Officers who head two divisions viz Atmakur (Kurnool Dist) and Markapur (Prakasham Dist). The divisions of the Project Tiger Circle have been delineated in such a way that the core and buffer zones of the N.S.T.R are under the unitary management of the Field Director and the respective Divisional Forest Officer for holistic wildlife management and hassle free administration of the Tiger Reserve.
Now the total area of NSTR is 3728 sq.km.
The divisions are further divided into Ranges headed by Range Officers, Ranges into Sections and Sections into Beats. The Field Director reports Chief Conservator of Forests (Wild Life) O/o Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Head of Forest Force), Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad and inturn the Chief Conservator of Forests reports to Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) & Chief Wildlife Warden, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad.
The Chief Wildlife Warden is the custodian of the Tiger Reserve. The Field Director, Divisional Forest Officers and Forest Range Officers have ministerial staff support.
The Organisation structure of the Tiger Reserve is as follows.
Chief Wildlife Warden:
Field Director, Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve reports to Chief Wildlife Warden.
Field Director manages the Tiger Reserve under the guidance from Chief Wildlife Warden with legal, administrative, scientific and technical inputs. Chief Wildlife Warden reports to the State Government, National Tiger Conservation Authority and Ministry of Environment & Forests Government of India as per Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and relevant other rules / orders in vogue.
Field Director, NSTR:
He manages the entire Tiger Reserve under the guidance and supervision of Chief Wildlife Warden and as per Wildlife Protection Act 1972, directions and guidelines by National Tiger Conservation Authority and as per the orders / directions / guidelines by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India related to management of Tiger Reserve.
He gives instructions, orders and directions to the Divisional Forest Officers on the following important issues related to management of Tiger Reserve like,
- Protection of Habitat
- Management and Improvement of Habitat
- Patrolling strategies
- Intelligence gathering
- Prevention and Resolution of Man animal conflicts like Cattle kill, Crop damage, Straying of Wildlife into fringe villages.
- Compensation for damages by wildlife
- Infrastructure Development and Improvement
- Improvement of Communication Network like Wireless Sets, Vehicles etc.,
- Improvement of Technological aspects to strengthen the wildlife protection and monitoring
- Coordination among various stakeholders and agencies with the Tiger Management
- Staff welfare
- Improvement of Eco-tourism
- Coordination among Divisional Forest Officers
- Tiger Census
- Assessment of Wildlife and habitat
- Development and maintenance of water resources
- Fire management
- Management of tourists visiting the Srisailam temple through forests during Ugadi and Mahasivarathri festivals
- Auditing of the Protection apparatus / system in the divisions
- Prevention of Encroachments
- Monitoring Court cases
- Monitoring MSTrIPES
- Representing Tiger Reserve in various meetings in State and Central Government
- Proposals, Implementation and review of various schemes related to Tiger Reserve Management like
- Project Tiger Scheme
- 13th Finance Commission (Wildlife)
- 13th Finance Commission (Forest Protection)
- Integrated Forest Protection
- Normal State Plan (Forest Protection)