Resident Curatorship Program

Delaware State Parks

(302) 739-9186

Critical Natural Areas Policy and its Applicability to Curatorships

 

Curatorship Agreements require curators to obtain all necessary licenses, permits, inspections, and approvals for the work they do and holds them responsible for compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and policies.

If curator(s) are planning on clearing an area or significantly changing or altering the landscape of the curatorship premises, the curator(s) are responsible for contacting the Natural Areas Coordinator prior to the commencement of such work. Adherence to this policy is especially critical if your curatorship contains, or is near, non-tidal wetlands (marshes, bogs, swamps and streams that are not influenced by tidal waters), or if it contains or is near habitat that shelters threatened and endangered species, or provides significant plant and wildlife habitat that shelters threatened and endangered species, or provides significant plant and wildlife habitat, or is near waters that spawn anadromous (migrating) fish. Concerns for these areas include runoff of yard wastes and fertilizer; installation of impervious ground surface (driveways, walks, etc.); disturbance of land and vegetation (including tree removal); any agricultural practices; any forestry practices; and new construction. There may be additional activities which are affected.

If you are unsure whether your plans will come under any critical areas policy, you are urged to seek the guidance of the Natural Areas Coordinator.

Rob Line
Delaware Division of Parks & Recreation
Natural Areas Program Coordinator
152 S. State Street
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 739-9229
FAX (302) 739-6967
Email: robert.line@state.de.us