Donate Your Land to Help Land Preservation

Preserving your land with the help of Delaware Nature Society’s land preservation program is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect our environment, health, and quality of life.

Protecting Natural Lands is Crucial

Delaware has lost 50% of its wetlands and 60% of its forested lands. It’s only when we no longer have clean water, natural places to enjoy, or wildlife to view that we truly appreciate their value.

Through land preservation, we are protecting our water, air, and precious wildlife, enhancing the quality of life for our whole community. Studies show that time spent outdoors has real health benefits, improving short-term memory, lowering stress levels, improving eyesight, and living longer (Business Insider Apr. 22, 2016). Not only are these protected lands important to the environment and our communities’ health, but they are an important part of our historical and cultural identity here in Delaware.

Our Plan for Natural Land Preservation

Delaware Nature Society works to preserve and protect the water that we drink, the air that we breathe, the lands where our food comes from, and the beautiful natural areas that are habitats for our native wildlife. We attribute our success to our science-driven approach to conservation which blends land protection, land management, stewardship, advocacy, and education.  We engage children, adults, and decision-makers in proactively conserving our natural resources.

100,000+ Acres Protected

Since 1964, Delaware Nature Society has been a major force in the protection of the state’s natural heritage. Through coalition building, advocating for dedicated state funding, and managing 2,000 acres of land statewide, we have helped to protect over 100,000 acres.  Through land acquisitions, conservation easements, and deed restrictions, we have protected over 1,200 acres of land.

Placing a conservation easement on your land is one of the most personal ways to protect land. Each easement is unique in the manner the land is protected and reflects each family’s personal story and wishes for the future. Read the Isaacs/Issacs-Green Family Land Preservation story.

Discover one of our land protection programs – the Red Clay Valley Scenic Byway program.  If you live in the Red Clay Valley, you can join the Red Clay Valley Scenic Byway Alliance by contacting us.

You can also support funding for open space and clean water when you join our advocacy efforts and our Clean Water Campaign.

The Isaacs/Isaacs-Greene Family Land Preservation Story

Isaacs Greene Land Preservation Brochure Cover

Hear one family’s land preservation story.

Development pressure had been increasing and farmlands and fields were disappearing.

The ecological and aesthetic values of remaining forest and fields became more apparent.

Weighing their options, the Isaacs-Green family had a big decision to make… read their story.

Contact Us to Preserve Your Land

For assistance or more information, please contact:

Kristen Travers

Director of Conservation

Email Kristen