Delaware's Rich Wildlife and Habitats
Delaware is rich in wildlife habitats in spite of its small size, from coastal waters and beaches, to extensive tidal marshes and streams, to forested slopes and flatlands. Some are abundant and widespread, such as the mixed forests found throughout the state. Others, ranging from seepage wetlands to dune grasslands, are rare and scattered. Delaware Bay provides one of the largest migratory shorebird stopovers in eastern North America.
Taking Action for Delaware's Fish and Wildlife
The Delaware wildlife action plan identifies over 450 species of greatest conservation need - many of them rare, some declining, others still fairly common - and focuses on protecting the forests, streams, meadows, offshore waters, and wetlands that sustain them. The plan prescribes on-the-ground management actions for both public and private lands, strategies for enhancing partnerships and increasing public awareness, and steps to enhance the state's internal capacity to coordinate implementation.
- Summary of Delaware Wildlife Action Plan (.pdf, 386 KB)
- Delaware Wildlife Action Plan Web Site
Karen A. Bennett
Natural Heritage, Endangered Species & Private Lands Programs
DE Division of Fish and Wildlife
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 739-9124
Fax: (302) 739-6157