The management of this museum was handed over by Government of India to the Southern Forest Rangers College under the Ministry of Food & Agriculture. During 1988, the Institute of Forest Genetics & Tree Breeding, Coimbatore came into existence at Coimbatore under the Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education, an autonomous body of the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India which took over the management and control of museum and has undertaken its upkeep and maintenance.