Give by June 30 to help Fish and Game program

CONCORD – To help protect habitat and restore species like the Karner blue butterfly, New England cottontail, Blanding’s turtle and bald eagle, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is asking the public to support its 2016 appeal for the New Hampshire Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program.

The state offers a $50,000 challenge grant to fund the work of the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program – but to qualify, Fish and Game must raise an equal amount in private contributions by June 30.

Three dozen insects joined a range of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish (169 in all) as Species of Greatest Conservation Need in the state’s just-published plan.

These birds and other wildlife represent the quality and diversity of New Hampshire’s landscape.

The Nongame Program works with state and private partners to protect more than 400 wildlife species in New Hampshire.

To donate or for more information, visit www.wildnh.com/nongame.