Currently, the institutions of the first and second instance of forestry administration are the Forestry Directorate of National Food Chain Safety Office (coordinating and supervisory organ of second instance) and under its supervision, the ten Forestry Directorates of the County Government Offices (organs of first instance). Area of jurisdiction of the County Forestry Directorates is not identical to the administrative (municipal, county and region) boundaries because it is determined by forest management purposes, as well as, by management areas of various forest managers. Therefore, it is changing in medium- and long-term.
The current structure of organs of first and second instance was the result of organizational changes at the end of 2010. Legal predecessors were the Forestry Directorates of the Central and the County Agricultural Offices between 2007 and 2010, and the State Forest Service before 2007. The changes of the organizational structure have not affected the professional task specialization of the Directorates, only the accounting and the administrative jobs changed.
There are altogether 300-400 field officers collecting and processing data. More than three fourths of them are forest engineers. Each County Forestry Directorate employs 25-50 people. Their tasks and responsibilities can be grouped as follows:
- forest management planning;
- forest inspection.
For the coordinating tasks in the Forestry Directorate of National Food Chain Safety Office, approximately 50 people are employed to carry out country-wide data management tasks, to ensure informatics related technical support, to conduct development work, to carry out statistical analyses, and to coordinate the activities of the County Directorates.