The Wildlife Heritage Foundation raises funds for the purpose of supporting wildlife education, conservation, and management programs that are important to preserving our hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation legacy here in New Hampshire. Over the past two years, the Foundation has secured or received funds for the following programs, projects, and events.
Fish and Game has a variety of wildlife education programs and resources for teachers, young people and adults. The Foundation supports the following programs through grants and partnerships with corporate sponsors.
Barry Conservation Camp
The Barry Conservation Camp Challenge is on!! Barry Camp is a highly acclaimed youth conservation camp located within the White Mountain National Forest in Berlin, New Hampshire. The Foundation is receiving donations right now in support of critical capital improvements. Click here for more information.
Owl Brook Hunter Education Center
The Foundation recently granted funds to upgrade the small and large bore ranges and build a new storage facility that will free up additional space to expand the educational programming offered at Owl Brook in Holderness, NH. The Foundation is currently seeking corporate donors to assist with the next phase of capital improvements. Click here for more information.
Great Bay Discovery Center - Special Collections
Opened to the public June 25, 2011, the Exhibit contains over one hundred historical artifacts from the 19th and 20th century age of hunting and fishing in the Great Bay area. Some of the subjects covered include ice fishing, eeling, waterfowl hunting, trapping and shell fishing as well as information on how the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has worked to conserve, manage and protect these species over time. The Exhibit includes interpretive tools for children and school groups, as well as stories of local legends and people who made great contributions to regional conservation efforts. Elegantly designed, the Exhibit is located on the grounds of the Great Bay Discovery Center. Call ahead for hours. For more information on the Discovery Center, click here.
The Landowner Relations Program
The program received a grant in 2010 to assist in recognizing the important contributions hunters, anglers and landowners make to the Department's efforts to maintain and enhance access to private lands.
Aerial Stocking of Remote Ponds
Aerial Fish Stocking of Remote Ponds allows for fishing in some of NH's most isolated wilderness. The Foundation received funding from NH Chapters of Trout Unlimited in 2010 to support the program.
K-9 Search and Rescue Program
The Foundation is receiving donations in support of sustaining the K-9 Search and Rescue Program. Funding in 2010 helped to purchase "Sig", the program's new labrador retriever. Sig has recently been certified for tracking and evidence detection. Click here for more information.
Wild Times For Kids
Wild Times For Kids is published twice a year and reaches over 28,000 students throughout the state. The Foundation has provided grants to help print and distribute the publication since 2009.
Annual NH Hunting and Fishing Day
Mark your calendars for the 2011 event on Saturday, September 24. The Foundation has been the primary underwriter since 2009. Check back late this summer for exciting event raffle news! For information on the 2010 NH Hunting and Fishing Day, click here.
Annual Discover Wild NH Day
Each Spring, more than 35 outdoor, wildlife, environmental and conservation groups from throughout the state present exhibits and demonstrations exploring all that's WILD about New Hampshire. This is a family event, underwritten in part by the Foundation since 2009.
Becoming An Outdoors Woman
B.O.W. began as a course at the University of Wisconsin looking into the reasons more women don't participate in many outdoors activities, such as hunting and fishing. It was determined that women preferred to learn these skills in a non-competitive atmosphere along with other women. The NH Fish and Game Department together with the NH Wildlife Federation began offering B.O.W. in 1994 at the Rockywold/Deephaven Camps in Holderness NH. The camps are located on the shores of Squam Lake, and have the land and facilities available to present such a program. Over 115 women of all ages participate each year in fall, winter and spring workshops learning skills that range from ice fishing and shooting, to wilderness survival, camping and hiking. The Foundation has granted BOW general operating support.
The Foundation is looking for assistance in funding the following projects:
Please contact the Foundation if you have an interest in supporting any of these activities.