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To undertake quality control of seeds and seedlings, afforestation, management of national seeds, forestations and operation of forestry; To guide prevention of water loss and soil erosion by biological measures such as planting trees and grasses; To guide the cultivation of various types of public welfare forests and commercial forests; To organize and direct forestry pest control, quarantine and forecast; To direct and supervise nationwide voluntary tree-planting, urban and rural greening and sectoral greening; To stipulate policies and measures in forestry sector for tackling climate change and supervise their enforcement; To perform specific tasks assigned by the National Afforestation Committee.

To work out development strategy, long- and mid-term plans of forestry and its ecological construction, and monitor their implementations; To organize and direct the establishment and practice of a mechanism of ecological compensation in forestry and ecological construction; To prepare and implement sectoral budget, make budget proposals on transfer payments of earmarked funds for forestry allocated from the central government finance; To manage and supervise central government funds earmarked for forestry; To examine and approve major forestry development projects, and make proposals on scales of investment in forestry fixed assets; To prepare annual plans for forestry and its ecological construction; To be responsible for statistics.

To organize and carry out national inventory, dynamic monitoring and evaluation of forest resources, and release relevant information; To develop policy measures and technical regulations for sustainable development of forest resources, and set national quota on forest logging; To undertake the work related to management of forestland and forest ownership; To supervise acquisition, occupation and development & utilization of forestland, and undertake preliminary examination of acquisition and occupation of forestland to be approved by the State Council according to law; To manage state-owned forest resources and supervise their management bodies in the key state-owned forest regions; To examine and approve transfers and changes of property rights of forest resources in the key state-owned regions; To direct and supervise licensed timber harvesting and transportation; To manage and supervise the operations and standardization of supervisory bodies stationed in various regions by the State Forestry Administration.

To be responsible for matters related to personnel and institutional settings of the administration and its directly affiliated institutions; To direct development and implementation of training and educational plans for human resources in forestry; To direct team building in forestry sector.

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