From the Delaware Bay to the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware’s coastal resources contribute to its economy, environment, and quality of life. The Delaware Coastal Management Program (DCMP) is a networked program that works to preserve, protect, develop, enhance, and resolve conflicts related to the state’s coastal resources.
Coastal Programs manages Delaware’s Coastal Zone Management Federal Consistency determinations which gives the state a strong voice in federal agency decision making for activities that may affect their coastal uses or resources.
Coastal Programs scientists, educators, and planners work with programs throughout DNREC, with other state and federal agencies, and with county and local governments to develop policies to help manage Delaware’s coastal and ocean resources.
The DCMP supports innovative research and monitoring projects to provide the best available science in decision-making.