Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) of the state of Delaware is the primary body concerned with the governance of public land, natural resources, and environmental regulations for the state. DNREC is composed of several Divisions that have correlates in other U.S. State governments:

  • Division of Air and Waste Management
  • Division of Fish and Wildlife
  • Division of Parks and Recreation
  • Division of Soil and Water Conservation
  • Division of Water Resources

The Department is headed by an 'Office of the Secretary'.

History[edit]

In April 2005, the first law enforcement shooting in the history of the Department took place. The incident involved 2 park rangers and resulted in the death of a robbery suspect.[1]

In 2007, DNREC completed the first version of the Delaware Wildlife Action Plan. This plan was a strategy to conserve all of native wildlife and their habitats. The plan will be incorporated into the duties of the Division of Fish and Wildlife. [2]

In 2015, there was an updated version of the Delaware Wildlife Action Plan. This edition was a ten-year plan to conserve all fish and wildlife and their habitats. The plan lays out specific species which are in the greatest need of protection, their habitats, possible issues, research areas, and conservation techniques. The plan also focuses on increasing knowledge through education and outreach. These projects would be funded through federal State Wildlife Grants. [3]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sanginiti, Terri (2006-04-26). "Man killed by rangers used gun in earlier crime". The News Journal. pp. B1–2. 
  2. ^ "History of Conservation". www.dnrec.delaware.gov. Retrieved 2018-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Delaware Wildlife Action Plan". www.dnrec.delaware.gov. Retrieved 2018-05-11. 

References[edit]

External links[edit]