Protected Areas in Delaware

Protected Areas provide an important refuge for the First State's many animals and plant species and communities. Protected land, both private and public, is especially important in a state with the nation's sixth-highest population density.

Protected Areas in Delaware

  • Delaware Agricultural Easements

    This layer includes farms that have sold or donated their development rights to the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation as well as farms that agree not to develop their land for a period of ten years.

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  • Delaware Forest Agricultural Easements

    This layer includes farms with forests that have sold or donated their development rights to the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation as well as farms with forests that agree not to develop their land for a period of ten years.

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  • Delaware Protected Areas

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

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