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Conservation and Stewardship



Stewardship  involves a wide range of activities including land acquisition, habitat mapping, ecological restoration, invasive species monitoring, resource inventories, demonstration areas, and more. The Coastal Programs works with partners at the state, regional and national level to promote better stewardship of coastal habitats.

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For more information on stewardship efforts, please call 302.739.6377.

Coastal Land Conservation

The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve protects over 6,200 acres of coastal and estuarine habitat in Kent and Southern New Castle County for research and education.

Restoration and Land Management

The land actively managed by the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve provides for appropriate recreational and research uses while protecting the natural, historic, and cultural resources.  The Reserve and serves to model responsible management practices to other organizations and individuals in nearby coastal communities.




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