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DNREC : Division of Fish & Wildlife : Delaware Private Lands Assistance Program

Delaware Landowner Incentive Program (DELIP)

Purple Loosestrife

Mile-a-minute weed

Multiflora Rose

Japanese Honeysuckle

Reed Canary Grass

Invasive Species Control which will directly benefit species-at-risk

Delaware habitats are constantly being threatened by a variety of invasive species. Invasive species are plants (usually non-native) that are often very aggressive and out-compete and displace native flora and fauna. Fortunately, the Division of Fish and Wildlife provides landowners with assistance in controlling these invasive species in areas that directly benefit wildlife. A variety of species-at-risk are threatened by invasive species. Japanese Honeysuckle, mile-a-minute weed, and multiflora rose are all examples of invasive species found in upland habitats that are used by a variety of grassland birds and the Delmarva Fox Squirrel. Purple loosestrife, reed canary grass, and phragmites are all examples of invasive species that can be found in wetland habitats that are used by bog turtles, tiger salamanders, and wading birds like the night heron. Invasive species control consists of using an approved herbicide and controlled burning.

Financial Assistance Available

Seventy-four percent cost-share a flat rate of $118.40/acre for ground application of an approved aquatic herbicide within a wetland and $59.20/acre if aerial application is required. Invasive species control on upland habitat provides a flat rate of $55.50/acre. Also a flat rate of $1,110.00/acre was established to control woody vegetation control primarily using the stump/cut method where the tree is cut and herbicide is applied to the stump. If mechanized equipment is used for invasive species control a flat rate of $333.00 may be provided. If the landowner does not want to accept the flat rate, and he/she will contract for the work to be done, then DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife will reimburse up to 74% of actual cost of the practice after receiving a copy of the invoice from the contractor.

Last Updated: Monday December 22 2008
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