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Help Earn a Matching Grant for the Nongame Program

Contact:
John Kanter: (603) 271-2461
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211

April 27, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. -- The stakes are high for dozens of nongame species in New Hampshire that are tied directly to habitat diversity. To help protect habitat and restore species like the Karner blue butterfly, New England cottontail, Blanding's turtle and bald eagle, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is asking the public to support its 2017 appeal for its Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program.

 

The State of New Hampshire offers a $50,000 challenge grant to fund the work of the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program -- but to qualify, NH Fish and Game must raise an equal amount in private contributions by June 30.

 

Visit www.wildnh.com/nongame to learn more and donate.

 

Donations support field research and monitoring of nongame and endangered wildlife identified as priority species in the Wildlife Action Plan, which provides New Hampshire decision-makers with important tools for restoring and maintaining critical habitats. Hunting and fishing license revenue does not support nongame wildlife protection efforts.

 

Just as landscapes define New Hampshire, diverse habitat is critical to wildlife populations -- common species, as well as those that are threatened or endangered.

 

"Habitats matter -- to you, to wildlife, and to what New Hampshire means as a state. One of the best tools we have to protect habitats that matter most to wildlife is the Wildlife Action Plan," says Nongame Program Supervisor John Kanter.

 

The Nongame Program works with state and private partners to protect more than 400 wildlife species in New Hampshire.

 


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