NH Fish and Game’s Small Grants Program
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Grant amount: Up to US $4,000
Applicant type: Organizations
Funding uses: Project / Program
Location of project: New Hampshire
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As the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works in partnership with the public to:
- Conserve, manage and protect these resources and their habitats;
- Inform and educate the public about these resources; and
- Provide the public with opportunities to use and appreciate these resources.
Small Grants Program
NH Fish and Game’s Small Grants Program help landowners who own a minimum of 25 contiguous acres restore or enhance habitat for wildlife. Funding is available for the creation and/or maintenance of wildlife habitat within the property.
Projects that may qualify for funding include:
- brush clearing or mowing to maintain grasslands and shrublands;
- release of old apple trees;
- and maintenance of woodland openings.
In exchange for the grant, landowners agree that their land will remain open for non-motorized public access activities, including hunting.
Funding is limited to no more than $4,000 per property per year and no more than $10,000 will be granted to a single landowner over a ten-year period.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Applicants must be landowners who own a minimum of 25 contiguous acres.
- The program:
- is restricted to properties or aggregates of adjacent properties, 25 acres or larger, that are open to hunting and other non-motorized public recreation,
- applies to lands owned by individuals, organizations, and communities.
- Acceptable practices:
- Release of Wild Apple Trees
- Release of Fruiting Shrubs
- Mast Tree Release
- Softwood Release in Historic Deer Yards
- Soil Scarification to Enhance Oak and Softwood Regeneration
- Regeneration or Restoration of Alder or Aspen/Birch
- Brush Clearing/Sapling Removal to Maintain Old Fields and Shrublands
- Mowing to Maintain Grasslands & Shrublands
- Creation of Permanent Woodland Openings
- Maintenance of Woodland Openings, Log Landings, Wood Roads & Edges
- Not to include initial clean-up and closing after a timber harvest
- Grassland Restoration: Establishing Cool Season Grasses and Clovers
- Grassland Restoration: Establishing Warm Season Grasses
- Management Plans
- See standards and guidelines for acceptable practices here.
- Small Grants funding is not available to landowners who feed deer.
- Reimbursement will not be made for cutting trees and other plants that have commercial value.
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