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.
The 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.
Since 1964, the Delaware Nature Society has been a major force in the protection of the state’s natural heritage. The organization manages over 2,000 acres of land statewide and has protected more than 480 acres through conservation easements and deed restrictions.
Private landowners of natural areas are encouraged to consider permanent preservation of their lands by gifts of land or conservation easement.
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