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Nongame Program Welcomes New Supervisor Michael Marchand

Mark Ellingwood: (603) 271-2461
Mike Marchand: (603) 271-2461

October 22, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program is pleased to announce the selection of Michael Marchand as the new program supervisor.


Marchand brings 14 years of experience as a N.H. Fish and Game Wildlife Biologist. He has represented nongame priorities with many internal and regional partners and has developed widely recognized research and monitoring programs to analyze the status and trends of critical wildlife species and their habitats. Marchand played an important role in the evaluation and revision of New Hampshire’s Wildlife Action Plan, as well as ensuring its continued implementation.


"I am very pleased that we were able to find someone of Mike's caliber to take on Nongame Program leadership in our state," said Wildlife Division Chief Mark Ellingwood. "As we enter the thirtieth year of the Nongame Program, rest assured that we are in excellent hands and ready, willing and able to meet current and future challenges."


Michael Marchand lives in Hopkinton, N.H., with his wife and two children, who also share his love for wildlife and the natural world.


John Kanter, Marchand's predecessor, held the position for over 20 years. Kanter announced his retirement in July, and has moved on to a new role in Washington, D.C., as a Senior Scientist for the National Wildlife Federation.


Established in 1988, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program is the steward for the state's nongame wildlife -- species not hunted, fished or trapped. Through wildlife monitoring, management, outreach, and education, the Program works to protect over 400 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, as well as thousands of insects and other invertebrates.


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