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Conservation Grant Program

The State Conservation Committee’s Conservation Grant Program supports and promotes programs and partnerships that protect, restore and enhance the state’s valuable natural resources. 



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The State Conservation Committee has awarded $230,640 in Conservation ‘Moose Plate’ Grants to sixteen New Hampshire municipalities and conservation organizations

The State Conservation Committee will post the 2016 application proposal and instructions by 7/1/2015. The 2015 Grant Proposal and Application Instructions provided below for informational purposes only.

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For further information contact:
Dea Brickner-Wood, Administrator SCC Conservation Grant Program
(603) 868-6112,

About the State Conservation Committee Conservation Grant Program:

The New Hampshire State Conservation Committee (SCC) is the state government agency responsible for managing the Conservation Grant Program. Competitive grants are awarded annually to physical and tangible environmental projects that foster stewardship and the sustainability of New Hampshire’s natural environment (RSA 261:97-c, III).

The Conservation Grant Program’s six focus areas include:

  • Preserve, protect and conserve water quality and water quantity.
  • Restore, enhance or conserve wildlife habitat.
  • Reduce, prevent and/or mange soil erosion and/or flooding.
  • Planning, implementing and using Best Management Practices for agriculture, forestry or storm water management.
  • Conservation planning that accomplishes a conservation protection outcome.
  • Permanent land protection through conservation easement or fee purchase.

Eligible Grant Applicants include:

  • County Conservation Grants:
    County Conservation Districts and County Cooperative Extension Natural Resource Programs
  • Municipal and Nongovernmental Entity Conservation Grants:
    Municipal conservation agencies engaged in conservation programs; Public and private schools, K through 12; Scout groups; Other nonprofit entities engaged in conservation programs.

Funded Projects:
Since 2000, the State Conservation Committee has funded dozens of projects all over New Hampshire. Municipalities, County Conservation Districts, educational institutions, and other organizations involved in natural resource conservation.

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About Moose Plate:
The SCC Conservation Grant Program is funded through the purchase of Conservation License Plates, known as "Moose Plates".  Vehicle owners may voluntarily purchase conservation license plates for $38 the first year, and $30 in succeeding years. All funds raised through the purchase of Conservation License Plates are used for the promotion, protection and investment in New Hampshire's natural, cultural and historic resources. The SCC Conservation Grant Program is one way that the voluntary contributions result in improved natural resource conservation in New Hampshire.

To buy a Moose Plate, visit your municipal office in person when registering your car. For information about the Conservation License Plates, see

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New Hampshire State Conservation Committee
P.O. Box 3907
Concord, NH 03302

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New Hampshire State Conservation Committee
P.O. Box 3907
Concord, NH 03302
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