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Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH 1/2 Million Mark in Funds Awarded

Eight  New Grants Awarded to the New    Hampshire Fish and Game Department

CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game  Department was recently awarded $53,200 in grants from the Wildlife Heritage  Foundation of New Hampshire, bringing the Foundation's total awards to, and  funds leveraged for, Fish and Game programs to more than $500,000 since 2009.

This year's successful grant proposals included two  research projects, a first for the Foundation's portfolio of grant awards over  the past four years. Biologist Kevin Sullivan of Fish and Game's Marine  Fisheries Division will be studying the passage of river herring over the  breached Wadleigh Falls dam on the Lamprey River in Lee, N.H. Joshua Carloni,  also a biologist with the Marine Fisheries Division will be mapping and  tracking ovigerous (pregnant) female lobsters in New Hampshire state waters.

Grants were also awarded for construction of an mobile  education trailer for Fish and Game Law Enforcement Division's Operation Game  Thief Program, the Orphan Bear Cub Rehabilitation Program through the Wildlife  Division, an education pavilion for the Great Bay Discovery Center in  Greenland, N.H., educational kiosks for the Connecticut Lakes Natural Area, and  underwriting of both the 2013 North American Moose Conference in Whitefield, N.H.,  and the 2013 National Hunting and Fishing Day N.H. Expo in Concord, at which  the Foundation holds its annual raffle.

"Thanks to the Foundation Board of Directors for  this award, but more importantly for their hard work and dedication  on behalf of the Fish and Game Department and all the invaluable natural  resources that we have the good fortune to manage on behalf of our  citizenry," responded Mark Ellingwood, Chief of the Wildlife Division,  when notified of the award for the 2013 North American Moose Conference.

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire is the  official non-profit partner of the N.H. Fish and Game Department. The  Foundation raises funds in support of the Department's conservation and  management of wildlife and natural places important to New Hampshire's family  traditions such as hiking, hunting, fishing and watching wildlife. Funding for  the Foundation's grants program comes from individual and corporate donors,  events, and from the annual auction of fish and game permits and licenses. For  more information on the Foundation and how to give, please visit or contact

Taken from the NH Fish and Game Website

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