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The existing of local community in the exchange of environment of growing local wisdom on mangrove forestry management has become a very important study. There is very closed interaction between the local community and the mangrove forest. The aim of this research is to analyze the existing of mangrove forest in coastal area of Deli Serdang Regency and Serdang Bedagai Regency as a part of local wisdom that has been used by the coastal community in mangrove forest management. This study uses Cultural Ecology Theory by Steward (1995) in case of analyze the adaptation process of community. The growth of local wisdom of mangrove forest management at coastal area of Deli Serdang Regency and Serdang Bedagai Regency was through learning process that was introduced by some institutions. The management of mangrove forest was done by growing social awareness of managing mangrove forest based on social capital of group community. To reach this aim, the method of this study is qualitative approach with depth interview, obesrvation participation and focus group discussion.