Delaware Department of

Forest Service

Delaware Urban and Community Grant Program

The Delaware Urban and Community Forestry Program has opened its 2021 grant application process. Up to $5,000 in matching grants are available to municipalities, homeowner associations, and nonprofits. Deadline to apply is March 5. On-site visits by program staff must be completed by February 26. Full details at


Delaware Forest Action Plan

The Delaware Forest Service has completed its new Delaware Forest Resource Assessment and a new Delaware Statewide Forest Strategy – Read it here.


Delaware Forest Action Plan


Important Notice About State Forest Operations

  • State campsites and Redden Lodge are closed until a new online fee-based reservation system is launched¬†
  • Gatherings >25 people permitted only in accordance with Delaware Guidance on Outdoor Gatherings
  • Only planned outdoor events (i.e. weddings) scheduled before the COVID-19 shutdown can take place¬†
  • State Forests are open to the general public for activities such as hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, etc.

Our Mission

To conserve, protect, and enhance the forest and its resources for the public through education, management, demonstration, promotion, and providing technical services in a timely and efficient manner.

Forest Service
The Delaware Forest Service provides a wide range of services to help Delawareans manage and improve their forest resources. These services are divided into three categories: conservation, protection, and education.

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