• The point at Cape Henlopen by Lee Ann Walling
  • Broad Creek waterfront in Laurel by Lee Ann Walling
  • Ice dance, Prime Hook, by Lee Ann Walling
  • Bowers Beach
    aerial by Kevin Fleming

Land Use and Environment

Coastal communities that make efficient use of land, energy and water resources and protect the natural resources needed to sustain coastal ecosystems and quality of life.

  • Work with coastal communities to determine the best use of their land. water, and other resources through resource assessments, scenario building, modeling, and other techniques.
  • Work with partners to help communities evaluate their development patterns and grow in environmentally sustainable ways.
  • Support research on land-use practices and building designs that promote energy and water conservation and the creation of other tools to help communities grown in sustainable ways.