New N.H. Fish & Game Chief Confirmed After Heated Nomination Process
The N.H. Fish and Game Department has a new executive director, following a contentious nomination process.
North Country dairy farmer Scott Mason was confirmed by a 3 to 1 vote at the Executive Council Wednesday.
Mason's nomination had support from business leaders and Republican lawmakers.
Critics point out that Mason opposed the creation of a conservation commission in his home town of Stratford. He also worked as a local liaison on Eversource’s now-defunct Northern Pass power line plan.
Executive Councilor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andru Volinsky abstained from Wednesday’s vote because he previously worked as a lawyer for Northern Pass opponents.