Audubon Society of New Hampshire (Concord, NH)

Name

  • Name:Vanessa Jones
  • Title:Director of Conservation

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Audubon Society of New Hampshire
  • Address:84 Silk Farm Road
    Concord, NH 03301
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:603-224-9909

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Location

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General

  • Mission:
  • New Hampshire Audubon's mission is to protect New Hampshire's natural environment for wildlife and for people.

  • Overview:
  • New Hampshire Audubon is dedicated to "protecting New Hampshire's natural environment for wildlife and for people." New Hampshire Audubon offers programs in wildlife conservation, environmental education, land protection, and environmental policy. Our biologists conduct biological research, monitoring and management involving citizen scientists, and public policy development. Biological data inform all New Hampshire Audubon programs and policies. The organization's naturalists work in schools and at four of our centers around the state (Concord, Auburn, Manchester and Hebron) focusing on hands-on, in-the-field learning experiences. New Hampshire Audubon manages and protects more than 10,000 acres. We work collaboratively with other non-profits, state agencies, municipalities, and industry, respecting collaborators' perspectives while advocating for the best possible environmental outcomes.

    New Hampshire Audubon is directed by a 17-member Board of Trustees selected from around the state. The President oversees a staff of 18 part-time and 12 full-time staff with a collaborative Management Team approach.

  • History:
  • In 1914 a group of concerned New Hampshire citizens gathered to form an organization that would help put an end to the “wonton destruction” of wild birds. During previous decades unregulated hunting of birds for sport, food and to decorate ladies hats had decimated populations of numerous species, bringing some to the brink of extinction. Volunteers put effort into education and policy to protect birds and inform the public of the need for enforced laws and greater conservation. Junior members were invited and in 1917 over 5000 children were enrolled.

    In 2014 New Hampshire Audubon celebrated 100 years of conservation. Over the years, building on historic and successful work in bird conservation and research, NHA has branched into science based wildlife protection, habitat management, public policy and education. Programs are offered at four centers and some of the 39 sanctuaries across the state. Projects are conducted with the help of many partners including other non-profit organizations, local, state and federal agencies and individuals.

    Key accomplishments from the past 100 years include:

    1920-1940 – Education in schools is among the first activities conducted by members; the first periodicals of bird records are published; the first sanctuary was acquired.

    1940-1960 – Field trips are led; a study of terns is conducted on the coast; systematic records are published of bird populations; the dangers of DDT begin to be recognized.

    1960-1980 – Audubon operates the nature center at Bear Brook State Park; additional sanctuaries are protected; 1968 the 1st paid Executive Director is hired and an office on Main Street in Concord is opened; Audubon lobbies in support of Current Use Assessment; the School Environmental Education program (Project SEE) in Concord is launched; the Loon Preservation Committee is formed; Audubon intervenes in proposals for the Seabrook nuclear power plant; Audubon House is purchased as the new headquarters; Audubon staffs the nature center at Odiorne State Park; the paid staff expands.

    1980-2000 – The first lobbyist is hired; the Endangered Species Program (currently administered by the NH Fish and Game Department) is established; the NH Breeding Bird Atlas is published; Audubon House is expanded; the Acid Rain Partnership created; Bald Eagles return to nest after a 40 year absence and expand territories; Peregrine Falcons and Osprey also increase in populations; summer camps expand; the Massabesic Center is built in Auburn, Amoskeag Fishways and Prescott Farm partnerships are established.

    2000-2014 – Summer camps are operated at various “satellite” locations, Seacoast Science Center and Prescott Farm are launched as independent organizations, opreys, eagles and peregrines show steady population increases, biodiversity and climate change become focus.

    NH Audubon celebrates its centennial in 2014.

  • Year established:1914
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:17
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:30

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:02-6005322

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:026005322
  • Organization Name:AUDUBON SOCIETY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:AUDUBON SOCIETY OF NH TTEE
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:84 SILK FARM ROAD
  • Organization City:CONCORD
  • Organization State:NH
  • Organization Zip:03301-8311
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:October, 1944
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:16
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2)
  • Activity Code(s):350, 059
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Preservation of natural resources (conservation), Other school related activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:March, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:March
  • NTEE Code:C300
  • Asset Amount:$18,098,636
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$2,019,597
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,937,340
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 2:22:12 pm

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