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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Conservation Buffer Initiative Sign-Up Announced-Enrollment for the 2023 Conservation Buffer Initiative Program will be opening up on January 30, 2023 for 6 week period, ending March 10, 2023. A new $1,000/acre bonus incentive payment for establishing new areas of forest buffers (RI-6 and RI-10). This is in addition to the implementation payments. Annual maintenance payments (up to $330/acre) on forested buffers for the first five years of the contract. Contact one of our planners for more information. ... See MoreSee Less
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We're hosting a Landowner-Oriented Agricultural Law Workshop from 9:30am to 3:30 pm on Jan. 31 at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Md. Learn more and find the details at ... See MoreSee Less
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The Maryland Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for its new Healthy Soils Competitive Fund until March 3, 2023. If you have an innovative conservation idea for your farm, this program is for you! It provides financial assistance to qualifying farmers who adopt conservation​ practices that provide soil, water, and climate benefits. Its aim is to support farmers and operators who are ineligible for other programs. This competitive grant program awards selected applicants with up to $50,000 to support 3 years of enhanced healthy soil practices.Learn more's%20Healthy%20Soils%20Competitive%20Fund&text=HOW%20MUCH%20MONEY%20IS%20AVAILABLE,improve%20soil%20health%20may%20apply.#MDGrain #HealthySoils #MDA ... See MoreSee Less
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