Delaware Protected Areas

Overview

The Delaware Protected Lands dataset is used to track lands throughout the state that have some measure of protection to ensure their conservation.

Data Layer Description

Source

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Parks and Recreation

Location

Delaware

Description

The Delaware Protected Lands dataset is a subset of the Delaware Outdoor Recreation Inventory (ORI).  The ORI is a compilation of parcels throughout the state that are used either for recreational purposes or have some type of protective status that inhibits development.    The Delaware Protected Lands dataset includes only the parcels that are afforded some level of protection or are in public ownership.  The database includes all publicly and privately owned protected lands (Federal, State, County, Municipal and private conservation) regardless of whether or not they are open to public access. The dataset includes properties that are owned fee simple and properties under private conservation easements.

How to get the data layer

Contact:

Michael Krumrine
DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation
Senior Application Support Specialist
(302) 739-9200

How you might make use of this data layer

A single dataset that identifies protected parcels throughout the state provides a valuable piece of information for a number of conservation initiatives including land preservation and landuse and environmental resource planning.

How to get more information

Contact:

Michael Krumrine
DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation
Senior Application Support Specialist
(302) 739-9200

Access and use constraints

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Credits

DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation
Dover, DE 19901

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