Agriculture & Natural Resources

Renewable Natural Resources

The RENEWABLE RESOURCES EXTENSION ACT (RREA) was established in 1978 to designate federal funds for expansion and comprehensive natural resource Extension research-based and stakeholder-driven programs to sustain renewable resources on forests and range lands.

Renewable resources are those whose supply becomes available for use at different time intervals and in which present use does not diminish future supply. Tree and plant biomass, water and wildlife are a few renewable ‘natural’ resources.

In Delaware, RREA programs are offered to all age groups and individuals as an outreach effort of the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension. The RREA program is a statewide program with the central office located in the UD-Kent  County Cooperative Extension (Paradee) building.