DFS issues 2015 Annual Report

dfs_fy15_annualreportThe Delaware Forest Service has issued its new FY15 annual report, highlighting the agency’s many accomplishments across a diverse range of programs, including urban forestry, wildland firefighting, forest health monitoring, education, preservation, and state forests.

Some of the highlights for Fiscal Year 2015 include:

  • In FY15, the Delaware Forest Service awarded $63,982 for 22 community forestry projects in Delaware.
  • The DFS supervised the planting of 234,150 seedlings on 391 acres of private land in Delaware, developed 11 forest stewardship plans for 1,198 acres, and assisted five landowners with various silvicultural practices on 255 acres.
  • Helped control 11 wildfires on 59 acres and dispatched two 20-person crews to fight large wildland fires throughout the nation.
  • Through a prescribed fire program designed to help landowners manage their lands, staff completed 10 controlled burns on 70 acres.
  • Staff members also provided 104 fire prevention education (Smokey Bear) programs to 9,410 students, which is almost 75% of the first-graders in the entire state.
  • Read more in the full DFS FY15 Annual Report