Four conservation officer positions could soon be funded and filled

Four conservation officer positions created several years ago for New Hampshire Fish and Game that were never funded could soon be funded and filled. The request by NHFG has made it through the New Hampshire House of Representatives and is now going to Senate hearings. Filling the four positions is critical to provide greater NHFG coverage to regions like the North Country and it will help reduce stress and burnout on the state’s 40-some conservation officers, NHFG Col. Kevin Jordan said Friday. The intent is to have the money from the state’s general fund (the 2023 NHFG request from the fund is north of $150,000 for the salaries, benefits, and associated costs for two conservation officer positions) come out of the general fund in subsequent years, said Jordan.