New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Recognized with Conservation Partners Award
The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests honored the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department with a Conservation Partners Award.
“This isn’t something we do every year,” said Forest Society President/Forester Jane Difley, when she presented the award to Fish and Game Department Commissioner Glen Normandeau and Habitat/Wildlife Diversity Programs Administrator Charlie Bridges. “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 Land Owner 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 Department’s exceptional work has also includes the preparation of the New Hampshire Wildlife Action Plan, a blueprint that has been incorporated into the Forest Society’s strategic land conservation planning.
The Fish and Game Department was honored at the Forest Society’s 108th Annual Meeting, held earlier this month at the Waukewan Golf Club in Meredith, NH. The Annual Meeting was sponsored by Benthien Associates, Cambridge Trust Company, the Common Man restaurant, Eventbuilders, The Inn on Golden Pond, Shep Brown’s Boat Basin out on Meredith Neck, and Winnipesaukee Chocolates.
Founded in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is the state’s oldest and largest non-profit land conservation organization. Supported by 10,000 families and businesses, the Forest Society’s mission is to perpetuate the state’s forests by promoting land conservation and sustainable forestry. For more information, visit www.forestsociety.org.