Gail Huntting, Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire
Mario Capozzoli, Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire
Lindsay Webb, New Hampshire Fish and Game Foundation Liaison
November 30, 2018
CONCORD, NH – The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire recently awarded eight grants to programs of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. The awards were made possible by the Foundation’s 2018 Moose Permit Auction, along with donations from Engel Entertainment for aired television episodes of North Woods Law: New Hampshire. Many other donors, both corporate and private, also support the mission of the Foundation.
This year’s awards to unfunded or under-funded programs at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department went to: depth finders and chart plotters for three Department boats; meeting a portion of the redesign costs of the Hike Safe Program’s website; dive team gear including facemasks with updated underwater communication devices and 20 new SCUBA tanks; hands-on educational displays for the Marine Division; equipment purchases for the New England Cottontail Captive Breeding Program; important restoration funding for the remaining 7,500 feet of Silver Brook, part of the comprehensive Nash Stream Restoration project; the partial sponsorship of the 2019 Discover Wild New Hampshire Day; and anti-predation projects at the Warren Fish Hatchery.
The annual moose permit auction is the primary fundraiser for the Foundation, which is the official non-profit partner of the NH Fish and Game Department is to support the wildlife, conservation, education, fisheries, and law enforcement programs of the Department. These aims are critical to preserving New Hampshire’s outdoor quality of life for generations to come. Due to the wider environment of restricted funds, and more specifically, the reduction of available moose permits for the auction, supplemental funds were needed for the grant program this year.
Engel Entertainment, the producer of the highly successful television show North Woods Law: New Hampshire, has generously donated to the Foundation, and those dollars were added to the grant fund. The TV show showcases Conservation Officers and field biologists at work protecting the habitat and wildlife, as well as the citizens, of New Hampshire.
To learn more about the Foundation, the grants provided to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department over the last eight years, and how you can help preserve New Hampshire’s wild places and wild things, visit www.nhwildlifeheritage.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wildlifeheritageNH.