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Nancy Berliner, Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire:
(603) 545-4873; coordinator@nhwildlifefoundation.org
October 10, 2012

Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH Tops Half Million Mark in Funds Awarded and Leveraged

Eight New Grants Awarded to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department was recently awarded $53,200 in grants from the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire, bringing the Foundation's total awards to, and funds leveraged for, Fish and Game programs to more than $500,000 since 2009.

This year's successful grant proposals included two research projects, a first for the Foundation's portfolio of grant awards over the past four years. Biologist Kevin Sullivan of Fish and Game's Marine Fisheries Division will be studying the passage of river herring over the breached Wadleigh Falls dam on the Lamprey River in Lee, N.H. Joshua Carloni, also a biologist with the Marine Fisheries Division will be mapping and tracking ovigerous (pregnant) female lobsters in New Hampshire state waters.

Grants were also awarded for construction of an mobile education trailer for Fish and Game Law Enforcement Division's Operation Game Thief Program, the Orphan Bear Cub Rehabilitation Program through the Wildlife Division, an education pavilion for the Great Bay Discovery Center in Greenland, N.H., educational kiosks for the Connecticut Lakes Natural Area, and underwriting of both the 2013 North American Moose Conference in Whitefield, N.H., and the 2013 National Hunting and Fishing Day N.H. Expo in Concord, at which the Foundation holds its annual raffle.

"Thanks to the Foundation Board of Directors for this award, but more importantly for their hard work and dedication on behalf of the Fish and Game Department and all the invaluable natural resources that we have the good fortune to manage on behalf of our citizenry," responded Mark Ellingwood, Chief of the Wildlife Division, when notified of the award for the 2013 North American Moose Conference.

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire is the official non-profit partner of the N.H. Fish and Game Department. The Foundation raises funds in support of the Department’s conservation and management of wildlife and natural places important to New Hampshire’s family traditions such as hiking, hunting, fishing and watching wildlife. Funding for the Foundation’s grants program comes from individual and corporate donors, events, and from the annual auction of fish and game permits and licenses. For more information on the Foundation and how to give, please visit www.nhwildlifefoundation.org or contact coordinator@nhwildlifefoundation.org.

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