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Public Comments Sought for New Delaware “Forest Action Plan”

The Delaware Forest Service is seeking public comment on its new 2020 “Forest Action Plan,” comprised of an updated Delaware Forest Resource AssessmentDelaware Statewide Forest Strategy, and a new “Assessment of Need” for the U.S. Forest Legacy Program, which provides funding to conserve working forests.  The documents can be found at de.gov/forestactionplan and are available in both Flipbook versions and PDF format. Please review and provide comments at delawareforests@gmail.com by Friday, September 4, 2020.

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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