Saturday, December 8, 2012

We can't let it happen

From: "Tom Kiernan, NPCA" <>
To: All Outdoors People
Sent: December 8, 2012 9:00 AM
Subject: We can't let it happen

Double your impact for the parks!

Double your impact for the parks!
Match my gift!
Dear Reader,
There's never been a better time to protect the parks with a gift to the National Parks Conservation Association.
Thanks to an extraordinary matching gift from a generous former member of NPCA's Board of Trustees, any online donation you make between now and midnight, December 31 will be doubled … up to $300,000!
Think about it. By giving today, you'll give twice as much to NPCA and all of our ongoing efforts to protect America's beloved national parks.
So don't waste another minute! Take a moment right now to make a tax-deductible year-end gift to NPCA.
In just a few short weeks—unless Congress can reach a budget agreement—our national parks could be subjected to a devastating across-the-board sequester that would slash budgets by 8 percent or more.
And even if we can avoid the sequester, we could still see equally drastic cuts proposed for parks down the road. The effects would be dire: thousands of park ranger positions eliminated, school trips cancelled, visitor centers and campgrounds closed. Even worse, entire parks could be shut down indefinitely!
We simply can't let this happen.
We have to remind our lawmakers how vitally important our national parks are, both as economic engines and as harbors of our natural, cultural, and historical heritage. But to make that case as powerfully as we can, we need the help of special friends like you.
By taking advantage of this limited time matching-gift opportunity, you will give NPCA the resources we need to defend parks in the halls of Congress and around the country wherever they are most threatened.
These are dangerous times for America's national parks. But with your help, we can rise to the enormous challenges awaiting us in 2013 and safeguard these exceptional places for many generations to come.
Please make your special year-end tax-deductible gift today so your support will go twice as far to help us protect the parks!

Tom Kiernan
Thomas C. Kiernan
P.S. Your tax-deductible gift will be matched up to $300,000 ... but only until midnight December 31.
I hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity to double your gift for the parks!

If you prefer to send your gift by mail, please be sure to enclose this PDF donation form to make sure you gift is matched. Thank you!

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Monday, December 3, 2012


LANCASTER, N.H. -- N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers are seeking help from the public in identifying suspect(s) in the case of a moose killed illegally in Berlin, N.H., and left to rot.

On the evening of November 30, 2012, authorities from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department were alerted to the presence of a dead moose off Kilkenny Loop Road in the town of Berlin. Arriving on scene, Conservation Officer Geoff Younglove discovered one of the most egregious cases of poaching that Conservation Officers have seen in the North Country this year. A mature cow moose lay in the woods approximately 30 yards from the road, having died from multiple gunshot wounds. Tracks in the snow confirmed that an individual had walked up to the moose, fired a final shot into the animal’s head, and then simply walked away. No meat had been removed from the animal.

Conservation Officers were able to recover evidence from the scene and are continuing a vigorous investigation into this incident. As an integral part of the investigation, Conservation Officers are asking for the public’s help in generating leads and possibly identifying suspects. Authorities believe that the moose was most likely shot either Wednesday, November 27, or Thursday, November 28. Although evidence in the snow indicated that only one person had walked up to the moose, it is believed that multiple people may be involved with this incident.

Anyone with information that may be relevant to this case is asked to call N.H. Fish and Game's Region 1 Office in Lancaster at 603-788-4850, N.H. Fish and Game Dispatch at 603-271-3361 or Operation Game Thief at 1-800-344-4262. Online tips may also be received through the Operation Game Thief website, Callers may choose to remain anonymous, and all information is welcomed.