Projects funded by Moose Plates!

Sugar Hill Meetinghouse Tower Restoration

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.

Peregrine Falcon

Protecting New Hampshire’s Vulnerable Wildlife

Did you know that the peregrine falcon and American kestrel, two raptors, are species of concern in New Hampshire? The NH Fish and Game’s Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program is working to increase the number of both these and other threatened migratory birds through research and conservation efforts supported by funds generated by the Moose Plate Program.

Little Big Forest

The Town of Stoddard Protects the Scenic Little Big Forest

The Town of Stoddard, with support from a Moose Plate Grant awarded by the NH State Conservation Committee, purchased the 40-acre Little Big Forest to protect this pristine,unmanaged forest with 4,000 feet of undeveloped shoreline on Highland Lake. Conservation efforts here protect water quality and the important wildlife habitat on either side of the lake, all while providing the community with an ideal environment for outdoor-based research and passive recreational use.

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.

The greater-fringed gentian

Monitoring & Protecting Rare Plants Across New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Natural Heritage Bureau (NHB) surveys state-threatened plants, monitoring their health to provide recommendations for protecting rare species across the state. Recently, the NHB team visited Mt. Sunapee Park to survey for the greater fringed-gentian (Gentianopsis crinite), recording fluctuations in the appearance of this biennial plant.

Sawyer Brook Headwaters in Grantham, NH

Protecting Natural, Historic, & Recreational Resources In Grantham, NH

With support from a Moose Plate Grant awarded by the Land & Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP), the Sawyer Brook Headwaters project is Ausbon Sargent’s first conserved property in Grantham, NH! Its purchase by Ausbon Sargent with funding support from LCHIP made way for the conservation of the 384.5-acre property and the diverse range of natural, historic, and recreational resources found within it.

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Can I have a Vanity Moose Plate?

You can change your Standard Issue Plate to a Moose Plate when you re-register your vehicle. Just go to your municipal office as you normally do to register or reregister your car and fill out the “Application for Vanity Plates” form. This form will provide you with the option to buy a new Moose Plate as a Vanity Plate. You will be able to put down several combinations for the Vanity Plate you want and the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles will search its database to see if any of those combinations already exist on a currently registered New Hampshire license plate. If your Vanity Plate combination is available, you will receive a new Vanity Moose Plate within 2-3 weeks. You may receive a temporary paper license plate in the meantime.

All Vanity Moose Plates are charged both the $30 Moose Plate fee and the $40 Vanity Plate fee each year. That means that a Vanity Moose Plate will cost you $70 a year. (When you first purchase the plate you will also be charged the standard $8 reflectorized license plate fee, for a total of $78.) This is in addition to the annual vehicle registration fee set by your town or city (this fee varies and is based on your vehicle’s weight and the number of months for which you are registering the vehicle), and the standard state registration fee. Please note that the fees for a Vanity Plate are now prorated. Please see the chart below for the monthly Vanity Plate fee.

1 month: $3.33
2 months: $6.66
3 months: $10.00
4 months: $13.33
5 months: $16.66
6 months: $20.00
7 months: $23.33
8 months: $26.66
9 months: $30.00
10 months: $33.33
11 months: $36.66
12 months: $40.00
13 months: $43.33
14 months: $46.66
15 months: $50.00
16 months: $53.33