Land preservation is effective
Preserving land is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect our environment. It protects our water and air, provides natural habitat, and enhances the quality of life for the whole community. Not only are these protected lands important to the environment, but they are an important part of our historical and cultural identity here in Delaware.
A focused preservation plan
Delaware Nature Society’s Land Preservation Program focuses specifically on the conservation of outstanding natural areas, stream corridors, woodlands, working lands, connectors between protected lands, and small sites with unique features to afford the best protections of the state’s biodiversity and water resources.
100,000+ acres protected and counting
Since 1964, Delaware Nature Society has been a major force in the protection of the state’s natural heritage. The organization manages almost 2,000 acres of land statewide and has protected more than 480 acres through conservation easements and deed restrictions. One of our citizen-involved land protection programs is the Red Clay Valley Scenic Byway.