The White Mountain National Forest is located in the north center part of New Hampshire.
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Rumney Rocks Climbing Area is under construction that will greatly improve the experience and safety for climbers. Emerald Ash Borer has not been detected on the forest.Snowy winter scene.

 

2015 Seasonal Hiring Announcements and Vacancies

The seasonal hiring process on the White Mountain National Forest, and many forests nationwide will begin earlier than in years past.  It is not too late to start updating that resume and keep your eye to the website for the latest vacancy announcements.  

2015 Seasonal Vacancy Announcements

Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop Series

Huntington Ravine  The Mount Washington Avalanche Center is offering continuing education series throughout the winter. This is being offered as part of the Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop (ESAW) Continuing Education Series. The Continuing Education Series is a monthly evening session throughout winter, while ESAW itself is a day-long annual event held each fall in North Conway. The goals of both are to provide snow and avalanche enthusiasts the opportunity to reinforce and expand their knowledge of avalanche related topics.The programs are free and open to the public. 

 

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Learning Lichens Curriculum

Students survey lichens on a plot near their school.

Lichens can be studied every season of the year and in nearly every location. Learning Lichens will introduce high school and advanced middle school students to intriguing lichen ecology, identification, and values to humans. Teachers can use these four lessons to help their students develop their observational, research design, and field inventory skills. Students will also be able to relate lichen ecology to its valuable use as a bioindicator of air quality and old growth habitat. The curriculum includes 4 lessons, student data sheets and protocols, teacher notes, and instructional PowerPoints for teachers and students. Everything needed for the field inventory lesson is included in a kit that can be borrowed from the White Mountain National Forest. Learning Lichens has been developed and field tested by high school ecology teacher, Sarah Thorne and her students at Prospect Mt. High School in Alton, NH.


Winter Recreating: Careful Planning Required

Winter is a rewarding season to recreate.

Winter is a special time on the forest.  It is also a time to be extra cautious.  Keep the following in mind as you prepare for a day visiting the forest.


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Share the Gift of the Great Outdoors

Give the gift of a Recreation Pass

Not sure what to give your loved one this holiday season?  Recreation Passes make great holiday gifts!

Animal Tracks

Example of a couple of animal tracks

With just a skiff of snow on the ground, great adventures can be made sleuthing who is leaping, bounding, and chasing in your backyard.