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The Species Conservation & Research Program (SCRP) continuously updates information on rare plant and animal species and vegetation communities in Delaware. The SCRP is the state's most comprehensive, centralized source of information on rare plants, animals, and vegetation communities. Information compiled on species and vegetation communities comes from a wide range of sources including publications, museum and herbarium collections, fieldwork, and coordination with many partner scientists who share information on the status of the plants and animals that occur in the state. Species and vegetation community information is updated and improved as new data are obtained. This information is used by research scientists, conservation organizations, consulting firms and agencies to plan for the conservation of habitat for rare species and vegetation communities.
How to Request an Environmental Review
Information requests should be submitted on letterhead and should include a full description/scope of work of the proposed project and maps that clearly delineate the boundaries and limits of disturbance where the work is to occur. Information regarding limits of disturbance should include access and staging areas. When possible and practicable, please provide tax parcel IDs, an address, and any other information that may help the reviewer to understand the project location and scope of work, including but not limited to, potential tree-clearing, removal of existing structures, in-water work, plantings, long-term maintenance requirements, use of loud or percussive machinery, and anticipated hydrological changes.
In order to recover the costs of reviewing your project, you will be charged $35 per hour (one-hour minimum). In your letter, please state that you are aware of our cost recovery process and provide an email address where the review should be submitted.*
All Environmental Review or other information requests should be addressed to:
Environmental Review Coordinator
Species Conservation & Research Program
Division of Fish and Wildlife
6180 Hay Point Landing Road
Smyrna, DE 19977
* NOTE: Environmental review requests submitted via email are encouraged.