Mike Marchand: (603) 271-2461
Jay Martin: (603) 271-3211
June 21, 2019

CONCORD, NH — The stakes are high for dozens of nongame species in New Hampshire that are tied directly to diverse and functional habitats. To help protect habitat and restore species such as the Karner blue butterfly, New England cottontail, Blanding’s turtle, and roseate tern, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is asking the public to support its 2019 appeal for its Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program.

The State of New Hampshire offers a $100,000 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, 2019.

Visit to learn more and donate.

Donations support field research and monitoring of nongame and endangered wildlife identified as priority species in the N.H. Wildlife Action Plan, technical assistance to other organizations and private landowners, and direct on-the-ground species and habitat restoration efforts. 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,” said Nongame Program Supervisor Mike Marchand. “One of the best tools we have to protect habitats that matter most to wildlife is the Wildlife Action Plan.”

The Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program works with state and private partners to protect more than 400 species of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians, as well as thousands of invertebrate species in New Hampshire.

Show your support for endangered wildlife in the Granite State, visit to donate today and help the Nongame and Endangered Program reach its annual fundraising goal and actualize state-matching funds to support wildlife and habitat conservation. Thank you for your support.