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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)

DNREC's Division of Fish & Wildlife has launched the 2015 Delaware Wildlife Action Plan revision process. The Wildlife Action Plan (WAP) is critical to helping Delaware fulfill its responsibility to conserve its abundant fish and wildlife and natural habitats for future generations. By Congressional State Wildlife Grant requirements, each state and territory must revise this comprehensive document every 10 years. The federal State Wildlife Grants program assists state fish and wildlife agencies with conservation of nongame species. To remain eligible for these funds, each state and territory must revise its Wildlife Action Plan every 10 years. Please see the DNREC press release announcing the 2015 revision to get more details and for information from some key members of the Division of Fish & Wildlife Delaware Wildlife Action Plan development team.

Drafts of the components of the 2015 Delaware Wildlife Action Plan are posted on the Progress Page linked below. Please check back for additional new materials to review in the coming weeks. Please see the DNREC press release announcing the 2015 drafts and public open houses scheduled for the end of July, two in each county.

Delaware Wildlife Action Plan Revision Progress

General comments, questions or concerns can be sent to If your message concerns a specific species or habitat, please have this indicated in the subject of the email.


Delaware Wildlife Action Plan Fact Sheet

Delaware Wildlife Action Plan Online Survey (For a printable PDF to email or fax, please here)

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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