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The natural areas at Mt. Cuba Center are a precious resource and critical to preserving the integrity of the remaining natural habitats of this physiographic region in Delaware. We conduct a variety of projects and programs which support our management and conservation goals and allow us to better understand the impact on our unique Piedmont ecosystem.

Research and Monitoring

Improving the understanding of Piedmont natural history, biology, and ecosystem functions requires ongoing research and scientific studies. Scientific studies are critical for building sound stewardship strategies. Monitoring techniques are necessary to measure changes in natural community composition and rare species population status over time. Monitoring also helps assess the effectiveness of stewardship management actions. The effectiveness of land stewardship strategies, therefore, is based upon evaluating changes in natural community composition and rare species populations.

The Centreville Layton School Partnership

Mt. Cuba Center Natural Lands department is working with the Centreville Layton School to create a native outdoor classroom. Read more