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Small Grants to Help Wildlife

Looking to improve wildlife habitat on your land?

NH Fish and Game’s Small Grants Program may be able to help. The Small Grants Program can help municipal, private, and land trust landowners, who own a minimum of 25 contiguous acres, restore or enhance habitat for wildlife. Funding of up to $4,000 per year (no more than $10,000 over a ten-year period) is available, plus it’s very simple to apply. Projects that may qualify for funding include: brush clearing or mowing to maintain grasslands and shrublands; release of old apple trees to improve wildlife food production; and maintenance of woodland openings, among others. In exchange for the grant, landowners agree that their land will remain open for non-motorized public access activities, including hunting for at least five years.

Visit http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/habitat/small-grants.html to learn about what other types of projects qualify and how to apply.