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Daniel Lynch: (603) 271-3511
August 2, 2004

Fish and Game Reorganization Finalized
Small Changes Expected to Yield Greater Efficiency

CONCORD, NH -- Lee Perry, executive director of the N.H. Fish and Game Department, announced July 29 that steps have been taken with approval from the Governor & Executive Council and Department of Personnel to reorganize a portion of the Department to improve the effectiveness of programs. This action brings together groups of people doing related work, allowing for improved communication and efficiency while providing increased focus and service to the Department's constituencies. The changes focus on the Access and Engineering Division.

The changes:

  • The current chief of the Access and Engineering Division is reassigned to the Director's Office to develop and implement a new Landowner Relations program as recommended by the Fish and Game Commission's Policy Committee.
  • The Business Management Division will be renamed Support Services Division to reflect its expanding responsibilities, including facility construction, facility and fleet maintenance and the OHRV registration program. All employees engaged in fleet maintenance and various facility maintenance and construction tasks (formerly within the Access and Engineering Division) are assigned to work groups within the Support Services Division.
  • Land acquisition and habitat protection efforts conducted through the use of various land conservation strategies are assigned to a newly created Land Resources Bureau within the Director's Office. This group will coordinate all aspects of the Department's land protection program across all Divisions and be the lead and primary contact regarding land issues.

The changes are effective immediately.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats.

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