In this chapter:
I. “Endangered species act” means the endangered species act of 1973 [P.L. 93-205], 87 Stat. 884, as amended.
II. “Executive director” means the executive director of the fish and game department.
III. “Wildlife” means any member of any nondomesticated species of the animal kingdom, whether reared in captivity or not, including, without exception, any mammal, fish, bird, amphibian, reptile, mollusk, arthropod or other invertebrate, and includes any part, product, egg or offspring thereof, or the dead body or parts thereof.
IV. “Endangered species” means any species of native wildlife whose continued existence as a viable component of the state's wild fauna is determined to be in jeopardy and includes any species of wildlife determined to be an endangered species pursuant to the endangered species act.
V. “Threatened species” means any species of wildlife which appears likely, within the foreseeable future, to become endangered. The term shall also include any species of wildlife determined to be a threatened species under the endangered species act.
Citation: N.H. Rev. Stat. § 212-A:2.
In this chapter:
I. “Commercial” means all types of activities, uses, and purposes of an industrial or trade nature including, but not limited to, the buying and selling or barter and exchange of commodities and activities conducted for the purpose of such buying and selling or barter and exchange.
II. “Commissioner” means the commissioner of the department of resources and economic development.
III. “Department” means the department of resources and economic development.
IV. “Endangered species” means any species of plant that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range within the state, or any species determined to be an endangered species pursuant to the Endangered Species Act.
V. “Endangered Species Act” means the Endangered Species Act of 1973, Public Law 93-205, as amended...
IX. “Natural area” means an area that is relatively unaffected by human activity and which contains plants, wildlife, natural communities, geological features, or scenic values of state, regional, national, or global significance...
XV. “Plant” means any member of the plant kingdom, including seeds, roots, and other parts of plants...
XVI. “Protect” and “protection” means to use and the use of all methods and procedures that are necessary to bring any species to the point at which the measures provided pursuant to this chapter are no longer necessary. Such methods and procedures include, but are not limited to, all activities associated with scientific resources management such as research, census, law enforcement, habitat acquisition, and maintenance.
XVII. “Protected species” and “listed species” means any plant species designated as endangered or threatened under this chapter.
XVIII. “Species” includes any species, subspecies, or variety of plant.
XIX. “Take” means to pick, collect, cut, transplant, uproot, dig, remove, damage, destroy, trample, kill, or otherwise disturb, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct.
XX. “Threatened species” means any species of plant likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range within the state, or any species of plant determined to be a threatened species pursuant to the Endangered Species Act.
Citation: N.H. Rev. Stat. § 217-A:3.