The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife recently acquired 650 acres of land in western Sussex County as part of the Midlands Wildlife Area.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife recently acquired 650 acres of land in western Sussex County as part of the Midlands Wildlife Area.

The newly named West Tract expands the Midlands Wildlife Area, which is within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, to more than 4,000 acres. The land is for wildlife habitat and public hunting grounds. The Midlands tract includes older growth hardwood trees, wetlands along a stream, a portion of the Pepper Branch tributary to the Broad Creek and Nanticoke River system and some agricultural lands.

Funding came from the Delaware Open Space Fund and a private donation from the Delaware chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

For information, visit 1.usa.gov/1SRt98z and nwtf.org.