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 Delaware Private Lands Assistance Program

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Wetlands provide a variety of habitats for Delaware plants and animals.Delaware is a biologically diverse state with hardwood forests, swamps and coastal marshes that support over 400 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Despite significant strides in conservation, much of the wildlife habitat in Delaware remains isolated, degraded and unprotected as more land is converted to urban, commercial and industrial uses.

Over 80 percent of the available and/or restorable wildlife habitat in Delaware occurs on private lands. The future of Delaware’s wildlife and habitat resources hinges on finding cooperative solutions with the state's private landowners to restore and enhance wildlife habitat on their properties

Realizing this, DNREC's Division of Fish & Wildlife reorganized its staff to devote more energy to assisting private landowners improve and protect their lands for wildlife. The division has biologists dedicated to informing landowners about available programs, providing technical assistance in developing habitat projects and securing financial assistance as incentives for participation.Grasslands and wildflower meadows provide habitat for a variety of plants and animals.


Private Lands Conservation

Delaware Phragmites Control Cost-share Program

For more information on any Delaware Private Lands Assistance Programs, contact Jason Davis at (302) 735-3600 or

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