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November 3, 2009

N.H. Fish and Game Department Earns Conservation Partners Award

CONCORD, NH -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department was recently honored with a Conservation Partners Award from The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.

“This isn’t something we do every year,” said Forest Society President/Forester Jane Difley. “The Forest Society offers this recognition from time to time when it becomes apparent that one of the Forest Society’s many partners has distinguished themselves in a way that deserves special recognition.”
 
In recent years, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, through the Landowner Incentive Program, the Game Management Fund, the Wildlife Habitat Fund and the Fisheries Habitat Fund, has assisted the Forest Society in successfully completing at a number of important land protection projects, including:

  • The 2,128-acre Washburn Forest in Clarksville;
  • The 2,000-acre Mulligan Forest in Nottingham;
  • The 284-acre Salmon Falls Reservation in Milton; and
  • The 2,300-acre Moose Mountains Reservation in Middleton and Brookfield.

The award also noted Fish and Game’s exceptional work in creating the New Hampshire Wildlife Action Plan, a statewide blueprint for wildlife and habitat conservation that has been incorporated into the Forest Society’s strategic land conservation planning. 

Fish and Game Executive Director Glenn Normandeau and Fish and Game Habitat/Wildlife Diversity Programs Administrator Charles Bridges and were on hand to receive the award at the Forest Society’s 108th Annual Meeting in September.

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (www.forestsociety.org) is the state’s oldest and largest non-profit land conservation organization.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats. Visit www.wildnh.com.

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