The savannah vegetation consisting of short trees and grasses constitute the critical element of the natural environment in the district. There are three (3) forest reserves in the District covering approximately sixty (60) acres of land. Although the Department of Forest Service protects these reserves, incidences of encroachment are reported yearly.
Over the years, however, over reliance on fuel wood for cooking and Pito brewing on the one hand, annual bush fires, construction and inappropriate farming practices on the other constitute the major activities, which degrade the environment. The activities of a large number of contractors who win sand, gravel and stones for various constructional projects also cause considerable degradation to the district’s environment.
The impact of human activities on the built environment like housing, road construction is also enormous. All the above stated human activities call for proper land management.