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Delaware Wildlife Action Plan


Coastal Plain Seasonal Ponds provide habitat for uncommon amphibian species such as tiger salamanders (photo by John D. Willson)


Though small in size, Delaware is rich in natural treasures. From the coastal beaches and dunes to freshwater wetlands and upland forests, the first state harbors a bounty of wildlife and habitats. 

Funds appropriated by Congress through the State Wildlife Grants program require states to demonstrate comprehensive wildlife conservation needs. This includes all species and all habitats. Delaware's Division of Fish and Wildlife is actively involved in this process and has created a Delaware Wildlife Action Plan to coordinate wildlife conservation practices in the 21st century.

  Wet stream valleys provide host plants for the rare Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly.

Delaware Wildlife Action Plan Document

Wildlife Habitat Classification Chart

Species of Greatest Conservation Need

Conservation Issues - view issues by individual wildlife species or habitats

How to Get Involved - conservation information and volunteer opportunities

History of Conservation

Blackbird-Millington Corridor - an example of a local conservation action plan


Click HERE to learn more about other state Wildlife Action Plans!
Bald eagles look for large trees in upland forests for nesting (eagle photo-USFWS).

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