CT_New_hampshire

Threatened and Endangered Species

New Hampshire

New Hampshire

New Hampshire's landscape is a diverse mix of urban, suburban, and rural environments with forests and agricultural lands hosting an equally wide array of wildlife. WS' work reflects that diversity by providing safe, effective solutions to wildlife conflicts, including those involving endangered species. Protecting endangered species from habitat loss and predation is one of the top five major assistance activities in New Hampshire.

Species Group
Species Protected
Fed Status
State Status
Total Amount Expended
Insect BUTTERFLY, KARNER BLUE
F/E
Bird TERN, ROSEATE
F/E
Bird TERN, COMMON
S/E
Bird PLOVER, PIPING
F/E
Total Species

F/E - Federal Endangered
S/E - State Endangered

Karner Blue

Highlight

To enhance recovery of the Federally and State endangered Karner blue butterfly, WS conducted woodchuck management activities to reduce foraging at two sites where wild lupine is essential for the butterfly's life cycle. The small population of 50 Karner blue butterflies in 2000 has grown to over 1,500 butterflies in 2008.

In addition, WS trapped feral cats to enhance the nesting success of Federally threatened and State endangered piping plovers. In prior years, WS installed protective fencing exclosures around the nests to reduce nest and chick loss to predators, to minimize human disturbance, and to prevent beach erosion.

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