Taking Action for Wildlife!
New Hampshire Wildlife Action Plan
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has worked together with partners in the conservation community to create the state's first Wildlife Action Plan. The plan, which was mandated and funded by the federal government through the State Wildlife Grants program, provides New Hampshire decision-makers with important tools for restoring and maintaining critical habitats and populations of the state's species of conservation and management concern. It is a pro-active effort to define and implement a strategy that will help keep species off of rare species lists, in the process saving taxpayers millions of dollars.
The NH Wildlife Action Plan was submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on October 1, 2005, and approved in spring of 2006.
Want to read the plan? You can download each section from the box below.
Wildlife Action Plan DOWNLOADS (all
WAP Appendices (all PDF format - please be patient with large downloads):
Congress requires eight elements be included in the Plan. These include:
- Where are they now? -- current distribution and abundance of wildlife species.
- How are they doing? -- location and condition of habitats critical to species' survival.
- What is threatening their survival?-- identifying problems that may harm wildlife species and habitat, and priority research needed to adequately address conservation actions.
- What can we do? -- prescriptions and goals for conserving wildlife species and critical habitats.
- How do we know what we are doing is working? -- monitoring of wildlife populations and habitats and success of prescribed conservation actions
- Do we need to make some changes? -- assessment of the Plan at intervals not to exceed ten years.
- How are other agencies going to be participating in the planning process? -- involvement of federal, state, local agencies and Indian tribes that manage lands or programs affecting wildlife.
- How is the general public participating? -- public participation is imperative for successful completion and implementation of the Plan.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- Common Questions about New Hampshire's Wildlife Action Plan Click here
- List of New Hampshire's critical habitats and associated species Click here
- See what other states are doing for their wildlife plans! Click here
- Teaming With Wildlife -- A national coalition working to prevent wildlife from becoming endangered, and to ensure the timely implementation of the Wildlife Action Plans, by supporting increased state and federal funding for wildlife conservation. Visit www.teaming.com.