Delmarva Land and Litter Collaborative

A forum that brings diverse interests together for dialogue and action in support of healthy and productive ecosystems, farming and poultry.

Mountaire Farms in Queen Anne’s County, MD photo courtesy of Edwin Remsberg

About Us

DLLC brings together representatives from chicken companies, farming, regulatory agencies, academia, and environmental groups in a collaborative and mission-driven manner.

The complex challenges facing the integration of food production, environmental protection, rural economies and communities cannot be solved by single-faceted approaches. The challenges cross boundaries, and the solutions need to as well.

DLLC is built on trusted relationships established across these boundaries within our membership. We come together to learn from others within the group and integrate new knowledge from outside expertise to define issues of concern, facilitate solutions, and enhance public awareness as a common cause leading to a more resilient and sustainable Delmarva.

Delmarva Land and Litter Collaborative seeks solutions for healthy ecosystems, farming, and chicken production.

How You Can Get Involved

Managers and Elected Officials

Our forum is a resource for you because our members learn, identify needs, design solutions, and promote support for solutions for a more resilient and sustainable Delmarva. As decision-makers, you can be sure that the information you receive from DLLC has been thoroughly vetted by diverse constituents. 

Environmental Interests

DLLC works on complex problems that are difficult to solve without diverse stakeholders and knowledge at the table. We are the only forum of its kind that includes the farming community, critical to finding common ground.  DLLC can help your organization identify innovative solutions, project partners, and balanced input from a broad coalition of stakeholders, all of whom are committed to environmental quality.

Delmarva Communities

Delmarva residents want low carbon protein as well as clean water. This is why diverse partners work together through DLLC to find the facts and the solutions that support viable agriculture and healthy ecosystems on Delmarva. Explore our site, follow our Facebook page, subscribe to our newsletter, and drop us a note to stay up to date about our work. 


At DLLC, poultry and crop farmers collaborate with environmental interests to create a healthy and vibrant community.  DLLC seeks farmer input to viable solutions and works with funders, researchers, NGOs and government agencies to implement workable solutions.

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From the NRCS: USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is seeking public comment ( on proposed revisions to eight national conservation practice standards. Comments are due March 4, 2024.Proposed revisions to the national conservation practice standards include:Field Border (Code 386); Filter Strip (Code 393); Grazing Management (Code 528); Hedgerow Planting (Code 422); Mulching (Code 484); Seasonal Water Management for Wildlife (Code 646);Structure for Water Control (Code 587); and Wetland Restoration (Code 657).Proposed text can be found here: Changes are included in this notice on the Federal Register ( Comments should be submitted via or via mail by March 4, 2024.NRCS regularly reviews all national conservation practices to seek opportunities to increase flexibility and incorporate new technologies to help the nation’s farmers, ranchers, and private forest landowners better protect natural resources on their working lands. NRCS’s conservation practices offer guidelines for planning, installing, operating and maintaining conservation practices nationwide.Original article: ... See MoreSee Less
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TOMORROW: Are current stream restoration practices giving us the results we want? Register for the CRC Roundtable to learn about the conclusions from the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee’s assessment of common practices and ecosystem impacts. ... See MoreSee Less
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