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Funds from Moose License Plate sales help conserve New Hampshire's natural, historical and cultural resources.

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"Moose Plate" Program

New Hampshire’s Conservation and Heritage Number Plate program – best known as the "Moose Plate" program – supports a wide variety of conservation, heritage and preservation programs statewide.

Every dollar raised through the sales of Moose Plates goes directly to designated programs, so you know that your plate helps support programs you care about! Explore this site to learn more about how Moose Plate funds are "Conserving the Best of New Hampshire."

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Featured Projects

Sugar Hill Meetinghouse Tower Restoration
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Repairing Publicly Owned Historic Resources & Artifacts

To get back into good shape, the 1830 Sugar Hill Meetinghouse in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire needed vinyl siding removed and repairs made to the clapboards underneath; it also needed painting and repairs to its steeple and clock. An NH Division of Historical Resources NH Moose Plate grant offered big help to get these important jobs done.

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Protecting New Hampshire’s Vulnerable Wildlife

New Hampshire is home to Karner blue butterflies—which, in 1995, became so endangered due to climate change and land development that there were only 50 estimated to be in the state! But thanks to efforts by NH Fish and Game’s Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program, populations are being restored across the state. As of 2023, the program has seen more than 35,000 Karner blue butterflies flourish in Concord, NH!

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Creating Conservation Resources with The Upper Saco Valley Land Trust

The Upper Saco Valley Land Trust, with assistance from a State Conservation Committee Moose Plate Grant, completed a decades-long Strategic Conservation Plan that identifies conservation lands with high-value natural resources. Focusing on protecting agricultural lands and water resources, the plan and natural resource data included has been shared with leaders in the 11-town region and will prioritize high-impact projects that closely align with priority conservation resources.

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Pollinator Habitat Initiative Project

To counter the decline of pollinator habitat, 20 pollinator habitat sites were installed to demonstrate innovative approaches to converting sites, landowner workshops were held, and pollinator habitats on Cheshire County farms were inventoried to better understand the impacts of native pollinators.

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Identifying Old Forests as Crucial Sources of Biodiversity & Cultural Values

This winter, the National Heritage Bureau frequented Mt. Sunapee to find old forests—which comprise less than 0.001% of our state’s forests. These forests are important to protect due to their high rates of carbon storage compared to younger forests, as well as for their biodiversity and cultural values. Through historic research, field visits, and desktop reconnaissance—and tree coring, an important method for understanding forest age—the team determined key areas on the landscape where old forests may occur.

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Conserving A Favorite Spot for Growing Vegetables, Fruit, Pumpkins, & More

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and LCHIP, Land and Community Heritage Investment Program, with the help of funding from Moose Plates, helped to complete all three phases of a conservation project to protect Emery Farm in Durham, New Hampshire. The final phase acquired an additional 36 acres to previously established conservation easements, incorporating important riverfront land along Oyster River and Smith Creek!

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At a Glance

$34 mil

Total funds raised

Over 700

Projects funded 2010-22


New and renewed last year

“M” for “Moose” Joins “C “H” and “P” on NH Moose Plates

We’ve always been honored by the love Granite Staters have shown for the Moose Plate program – so much love, in fact, we had to add another letter. New Moose Plate owners will see a “M” for “Moose added to “P” for “Preservation,” “C” for “Conservation,” and “H” for “Heritage.”

Thanks for helping us raise up to $34 million for the promotion, protection and investment in New Hampshire’s natural, cultural and historic resources!