The 2008 Farm Bill set the following conservation priorities for
� Promote the restoration of declining or important native fish
and wildlife habitats.
� Protect, restore, develop or enhance fish and wildlife
habitat to benefit at-risk species
� Reduce the impacts of invasive species on fish and wildlife
� Protect, restore, develop or enhance declining or important
aquatic wildlife species� habitats.
NRCS and its conservation partners developed a state plan to
direct WHIP financial and technical assistance to several areas.
Applications are accepted year-round for individual projects
that meet one of these priority habitat areas.
Targeted habitats in New Hampshire
� Grasslands, shrublands, and early successional forests.
� Wetlands, including vernal pool floodplains, wet meadows,
forested wetlands, salt marshes, brooks and streams through
fields and forests, and esturine habitats with potential for
� Mature forests, field borders, and areas adjacent to water.
� Agricultural and forested lands with non-native, or invasive
Examples of WHIP conservation practices
� Early successional habitat development and management
� Fish passage
� Wetland restoration
� Establishing trees and shrubs
� Riparian forest buffer
� Invasive plant control
Weymouth, Resource Conservationist, 603-868-9931 ext. 102