Projects funded by Moose Plates!

BCC Purchased Currier-Sanborn Conservation Area

The Belmont Conservation Commission (BCC) recently announced its purchase of the Currier-Sanborn Conservation Area, a significant parcel of conservation land between Silver Lake, the Winnipesaukee River, and Northfield. As are all of the BCC managed properties, it is open to passive recreation, hunting, and fishing.

The BCC received a $7,500 NH Moose Plate Grant to offset the administrative costs of the conservation easement. The NH Conservation License Plate (Moose Plate) Program supports the protection of critical resources in New Hampshire, including scenic lands, historic sites and artifacts, plants and wildlife.

Camera Trappings in Coos Co.

The Nature Conservancy has completed a year-long camera trapping study that will help select the best possible opportunities to protect the last remaining undeveloped road-front areas that wildlife rely upon to approach and cross roads, and to improve crossing hot-spots to minimize animal-vehicle collisions and enhance landscape connections benefiting both people and wildlife.

California Brook Natural Area Conservation

The California Brook Natural Area lies within the largest remaining unfragmented forested block in southern NH. The conservation of this 688-acre area ensures the protection of over a mile of streams and 40 acres of wetlands, a significant wildlife habitat.

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.

P. Lund Property Conservation in Cheshire County

The P. Lund property includes highly productive, prime agricultural soils and nearly a quarter mile shoreline along the Cold River. The family-run farm supports valuable crop land and a successful local farm stand. The conservation action will ensure continued public access to the Cold River for swimming, fishing and paddling.

Platt Farm Conservation in Antrim

The Platt Farm property includes highly productive, prime agricultural soils and over a half a mile of shoreline along the Contoocook River. The permanent protection will provide viability and sustainability for a historic family farm business, and ensure continued public access for non-motorized recreation.

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How much does a Moose Plate cost?

Purchasing the Moose Plate for the first time costs $38. This includes the $8 standard “reflective plate fee” that you would normally pay to purchase license plates, and $30 toward supporting the NH Conservation and Heritage Program. You will also have to pay 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 — just as you would for any vehicle registered in New Hampshire.

Every year that you keep the Moose Conservation License Plate, you will be charged $30 in addition to the annual vehicle registration fee set by your town or city and the standard state registration fee.