2015 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 Revision
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
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
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