The Division of Fish and Wildlife manages approximately 68,000 acres of Delaware land at 19 public wildlife areas that provide hunting and wildlife opportunities as well as habitat for a variety of species. The Division implements important wildlife and habitat conservation and education initiatives, like the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program and the Delaware Shorebird Monitoring Project.
The Division uses a combination of federal funds and revenue from recreational licenses and permits to fund wildlife conservation, habitat restoration, public access, hunting, fishing and other services. The federal Wildlife Restoration Act, Sport Fish Restoration Act, and State Wildlife Grants programs support wildlife conservation, hunting, fishing, boating and education.
The Division provides required matching funds through permitting and licensing fees, conservation access pass fees, and the time and contributions of state employees and local volunteers.
Give a tax-deductible “Wild Gift” on your Delaware tax return or any time by sending a check to:
Nongame Wildlife Fund
Division of Fish and Wildlife
89 King’s Highway, Dover, DE 19901
Delaware faces tremendous challenges trying to conserve a diverse array of nongame and endangered species, restore wildlife habitat, and maintain the natural beauty of the state. Available funds fall far short of what it takes, so your support is needed more urgently than ever.
The next time you spot a bald eagle soaring overhead or spy an exquisite orchid growing in the forest, you’ll be glad you did!
The names of contributors to the tax check-off are kept confidential to protect their privacy, so we are not able to thank each contributor personally.
Plant Species Rarity: Reflecting Delaware’s Environmental Health (Outdoor Delaware, 2014)