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New Hampshire to preserve forestland in the state

March 10, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has announced plans to conserve nearly 6,000 acres (24 square kilometers) in hopes of protecting bobcats, bears and brook trout and expanding hunting and fishing opportunities.

New Hampshire’s Fish and Game Department teamed up with The Conservation Fund to purchase nearly 3,200 acres (13 square kilometers) in Newport, Croydon, and Grantham for $3.4 million. The protected parcels will be called the William B. Ruger Wildlife Management Area.

The state also has partnered with The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to acquire and preserve over 2,700 acres (11 square kilometers) of forestland in the town of Groton for $2.1 million. Known as the Kimball Hill Wildlife Management Area, it features young forest and old-growth areas as well as 10 miles of rivers and streams that flow into Newfound Lake.

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