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DE Wildlife Action Plan2015 Delaware Wildlife Action Plan

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


2015 Delaware Wildlife Action Plan Review and RevisionCoastal Plain Seasonal Ponds provide habitat for uncommon amphibian species such as tiger salamanders (photo by John D. Willson)

Following a nearly two-year process, DNREC's Division of Fish & Wildlife has formally submitted the 2015 Delaware Wildlife Action Plan revision to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for approval by the Regional Review Team. The Delaware Wildlife Action Plan (DEWAP) is critical to helping Delaware fulfill its responsibility to conserve its abundant fish and wildlife and natural habitats for future generations. The federal State Wildlife Grants (SWG) program assists state fish and wildlife agencies with conservation of all wildlife species and the habitats they rely on. By Congressional SWG requirements, each state and territory must revise this comprehensive document every 10 years to remain eligible for these funds. Please see the 2014 DNREC press release announcing the revision.

You can view and download the entire Plan, as submitted to the USFWS, below.

Delaware Wildlife Action Plan: 2015-2025 - Chapters and Appendices


Delaware Wildlife Action Plan Fact Sheet


Wet stream valleys provide host plants for the rare Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly.2005 Delaware Wildlife Action Plan

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


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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