DNREC awarded federal grant to support Delaware’s research, monitoring and response to White-nose Syndrome in state’s bats
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has been awarded a federal grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to support Delaware’s ongoing research and monitoring and response to White-nose Syndrome (WNS), a disease that causes mortality in bats and has taken a severe toll on hibernating North American bat species since it was discovered almost 10 years ago.
DNREC, Chesapeake Conservancy, U.S. Navy partner to acquire property for Sussex County’s Nanticoke Wildlife Area
The state has addedd 48 acres of pristine woodlands along a tributary of the Nanticoke River in Sussex County to the Nanticoke Wildlife Area. The property features increasingly rare stands of Atlantic white cedar trees and an abundance of native wildlife, including some species of conservation concern.
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to hold public hearing July 6 on interstate fishery management plan for Atlantic menhaden
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife will host an Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission public hearing on a draft addendum to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden at 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 6, in the DNREC Auditorium, in Dover.
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament – a false albacore caught June 29 by a Pennsylvania angler from the fishing boat Get Bent in Masseys Canyon, about 35 miles offshore from Indian River Inlet in the Atlantic Ocean.
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is looking for wildlife watchers and outdoor enthusiasts to assist with its 7th annual wild turkey reproduction survey, helping to identify locations where Delaware’s top game bird is successfully reproducing in the state.