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August 2, 2012

State names new Wildlife Division chief

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department recently announced the selection of Mark Ellingwood as the new Wildlife Division Chief.

In this role, Ellingwood will have broad oversight over Fish and Game’s wildlife programs, which include nongame and endangered species, game management and wildlife habitat programs.

“I am pleased to have Mark Ellingwood on board as the new Chief of the Wildlife Division. He has had a long and diverse career and will continue to serve the state well,” said Fish and Game Executive Director Glenn Normandeau.

Ellingwood has worked in Fish and Game’s Wildlife Division for 18 years, including service as a regional wildlife supervisor. For the past 13 years, he has served as the Wildlife Programs Administrator, where he has overseen the Department’s game management and research programs.

“I’m humbled by this opportunity to serve the people and wildlife of New Hampshire,” Ellingwood said. “I’m particularly excited about the opportunity to convey to the public the great work that Fish and Game does on behalf of all our citizenry. Whether you’re a kayaker, a hiker, a fly fisherman, a striped bass angler, a bird watcher, a deer hunter, a dragonfly buff, or an outdoor enthusiast of any kind, Fish and Game is actively working on your behalf to protect the wildlife and habitat resources that make New Hampshire a special place to live, work, play and to raise our children.I’m delighted to be a part of such a great organization.”

Ellingwood holds a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Conservation from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in Wildlife Management from West Virginia University.

Prior to working for N.H. Fish and Game, Ellingwood served for nine years as a deer biologist and project leader for the Connecticut Wildlife Bureau, and five years as a deer research associate with the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York state.

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