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Delaware’s Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

Written on: December 14th, 2023 in Natural ResourcesOutreachWetland Restorations

By Phil Miller, DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship Throughout the world, the importance of Agriculture is no secret, and here in Delaware, that’s no different. If you’ve ever taken a drive through the countryside of Kent or Sussex County, you’ll pass through miles of farms producing crops, poultry, and other agricultural products for use by […]


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Meaningful Mangroves: A Vital Coastal Wetland

Written on: September 22nd, 2023 in Natural ResourcesOutreach

By Olivia Allread, DNREC’s Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program Magical forest, walking trees, mangals, snorkeling roots – this habitat can be called by many names. With a worldwide distribution in tropical to warm temperature latitudes, mangrove forests are not only incredible ecosystems, but a key player in climate resiliency and human livelihood. If you’ve been […]


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Highlighting Hispanic Heritage Month: A Year in Environmental Consulting: Green-Colored Lenses

Written on: September 22nd, 2023 in Natural ResourcesOutreach

By Beatrice Arce, MANO Project Fellow with the Hispanic Access Foundation In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we partnered with the Hispanic Access Foundation’s MANO Project (My Access to Network Opportunities) to share Latino communities experiences and work with natural resources. Conservation or environmental jobs, relationships with nature, climate change – the MANO Fellows have […]


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Highlighting Hispanic Heritage Month: Endangered Species Intern

Written on: September 22nd, 2023 in Natural ResourcesOutreach

By Alondra Ureña, MANO Project Fellow with the Hispanic Access Foundation In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we partnered with the Hispanic Access Foundation’s MANO Project (My Access to Network Opportunities) to share Latino communities experiences and work with natural resources. Conservation or environmental jobs, relationships with nature, climate change – the MANO Fellows have […]


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Turtles of Delaware

Written on: July 26th, 2023 in Natural ResourcesWetland Animals

By Alison Rogerson, DNREC’s Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program Summer means warm weather (ok hot), spending more time outside, exploring the woods, wading in streams, and fishing. This makes it more likely that you will encounter one of Delaware’s 14 species of turtles! Safe to say that there is a turtle in every type of […]


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A Phased Approach to Conservation in Taylors Bridge

Written on: July 26th, 2023 in Natural ResourcesWetland Restorations

By Brigham Whitman, Delaware Wild Lands’ New Castle County Conservation Programs Manager Taylors Bridge in southern New Castle County perfectly characterizes Delaware’s coastal flood plain: a mosaic of agricultural fields interspersed with patches of upland hardwood forest and the occasional residential development, surrounded by the waters of the Delaware Bay with fingers of marsh snaking […]


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Backyards for the Bees, Bays, and You: How We Can Rethink the Urban Space

Written on: May 19th, 2023 in Natural ResourcesOutreach

By Joe Schell, DNREC’s Delaware Community Conservation Assistance Program (DeCAP) When you think of the word habitat – what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it the dawn light painting your favorite meadow with wisps of amber and gold? Or maybe it’s the cool, crisp water of a stream full of fish […]


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Delaware’s SAV: Species Spotlights

Written on: May 19th, 2023 in Natural ResourcesWetland Research

By Kayla Clauson, DNREC’s Watershed Assessment and Management Section When you think of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), Delaware may not be the first state that pops into mind (we can’t be the first state all the time!) When SAV comes to mind, you may first think about the world-famous seagrass, Eelgrass (Zostera marina). In a […]


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Going Worldwide with Wetlands

Written on: May 19th, 2023 in Natural ResourcesOutreachWetland Research

By Olivia Allread, DNREC’s Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program Celebrate good times, come on! Yes, it’s the holiday we’ve all been waiting for – American Wetlands Month. This May marks the 32nd anniversary of recognizing the vital importance and need of wetland habitats across the United States. Now our program is out here everyday living […]


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Marsh Migration: The Other Great Migration

Written on: March 24th, 2023 in Natural ResourcesWetland Research

By Kenny Smith and Alison Rogerson, DNREC’s Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program The most widely recognized migrations in the world involve animals: the red knot, monarch butterflies, salmon, wildebeest. But there is another migration happening everyday along the U.S. coastlines: marsh migration. This migration is not driven by the seasons, or daylight but is instead […]


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