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Since 2001, the NH Conservation License Plate (Moose Plate) program has contributed to the ongoing success of more than 150 projects around New Hampshire. Every county has benefited from the funds raised through the sale of Moose Plates.

  • Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge
  • Peregrine Falcon and Chick
  • Roadside Lupine in White Mountains
  • Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion State Historic Site
  • Laconia Library Window

Grant Information

For more information about grants available from Moose Plate funds, please contact one of the following agencies.

New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources

New Hampshire Department of Transportation

New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development

New Hampshire Fish and Game

New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program

New Hampshire State Conservation Committee


2014 Conservation Grant Awards Announced

The State Conservation Committee announces today that it is awarding $299,532 in Conservation Grants to fifteen New Hampshire municipalities and conservation organizations.

The State Conservation Committee (SCC) announces the 2014 Conservation Grant Program recipients who are to be awarded a total of $224,947 in grant funds. The SCC’s recommendations will be considered by the Governor and Executive Council in 2014 and once approved the projects may proceed.


The 2014 grant award recipients include:


  1. Alstead, Town of, Lower Warren Brook Stream Restoration Project, $25,000.

  2. Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust, Johnson Farm and Islands Conservation Project, $10,000.

  3. Barrington, Town of, Isinglass River - Calef, $20,000.

  4. Cheshire County Conservation District, Cheshire County Pollinator Habitat Initiative $20,900.

  5. Cheshire County Conservation District, Kemp Brook Tributary and Floodplain Restoration Project $22,500.

  6. Hillsborough County Conservation District, Soil Health in Hillsborough County, Showcasing the Tools for Success, $4,999.

  7. Moose Mountain Regional Greenways, Salmon Falls Headwaters Wetland Restoration and Conservation Project, $20,000.

  8. Messer Pond Projection Association, Messer Pond Watershed Management Plan, $4,500.

  9. NH Jobs for American's Graduates, Expanding Environmental Stewardship Opportunities for NOrth Country Teens, $4,050.

  10. Rochester, City of Conservation Commission, Hope Farm Project, $4,999.

  11. Southeast Land Trust, NH, Growing the Pawtuckaway to Great Bay Greenway, $20,000.

  12. Society for the Protection of NH Forests, HMt. Major / Belknap Campaign, $20,000.

  13. Strafford County Conservation District, Strafford and Rockingham County Soil Health Initiative, $18,000.

  14. The Nature Conserancyt, Camera Trapping to Advance Wildlife Connectivity Implementation in Coos County, $4,999.

  15. Trout Unlimited, Great Bay Chapter, Thompson Brook Fish Passage, $25,000.

“The State Conservation Committee is pleased to support these important conservation projects in communities throughout New Hampshire” said Dea Brickner-Wood, Administrator for the SCC’s Conservation Grant Program.

The State Conservation Committee’s annual competitive grant program provides funds to projects that result in the improvement of water quality, protection of wildlife habitat, prevention of erosion and flooding, implementation of best management practices, conservation planning, and the permanent protection of conservation land.  To learn more about the State Conservation Committee Conservation Grant Program, visit

The SCC Conservation Grant Program is funded through the purchase of Conservation License Plates, known as “Moose Plates”.  The State of New Hampshire dedicates all funds raised through the purchase of Moose Plates to the promotion, protection and investment in New Hampshire's natural, historical and cultural resources. To buy a Moose Plate, visit your municipal office in person when you register your car, and gift certificates may be purchase at

The State Conservation Committee is administratively attached to the NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food. For more information contact Dea Brickner-Wood, Administrator, (603) 868-6112, or


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