CONTACT:
John Kanter: (603) 271-2461
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
June 16, 2009
            
Last Chance to Give to the 2009 Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Annual Fund

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire's Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program has until June 30, 2009, to raise private donations for matching funds to earn a $50,000 grant from the state. Donations also count toward the required state share of a Federal matching grant, so your contributions may have a triple benefit for the program!

To contribute, send donations by June 30 to: Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program, N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301. Donations are tax-deductible. A print-and-mail donation form is available at www.wildnh.com/nongame.

Donors who give $35 or more will receive the new "Hawks of N.H." and "Salamanders of N.H." field identification cards, created especially for Nongame Program contributors.

The Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program works with conservation partners to protect and restore threatened and endangered wildlife and their habitats in New Hampshire.  Nongame biologists are involved in a host of activities prioritized by the state's Wildlife Action Plan, such as identifying areas currently occupied by New England cottontails, surveying wetlands in search of state-endangered Blanding's turtles, searching caves and mines where bats hibernate for evidence of the deadly White Nose Syndrome, and nurturing the state's fragile population of Karner blue butterflies. Using the Wildlife Action Plan, biologists also work closely with local communities to help land use planners identify the best areas for conservation to benefit the greatest diversity of wildlife.

As the steward for the state's nongame wildlife (species that are not hunted, fished or trapped), the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program works to protect and conserve more than 400 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, rare butterflies and other invertebrates. Find out more about the program and New Hampshire's nongame species at www.wildnh.com/nongame.

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