Our Forest Plan is implemented through site-specific management projects designed to bring the Forest to its desired future condition and serve the needs of resources and people. We conduct environmental analyses, prepare design documents, and conduct field work to accomplish these goals. Public announcement of site-specific projects can be found on the Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA), which is prepared quarterly.

Documents relating to active NEPA projects are now located on the national PALS (Projects, Appeals, and Litigation System) web site, along with other project data. Projects that have been removed from the SOPA can still be accessed from the Project Archives link above right.

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White Mountain National Forest Current and Recent Projects

Note: Not all projects may appear on map. See list below for complete list of projects with more information or documentation.
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Developing Proposal

Dandiview Birch Hill Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)

Thin and remove small trees and shrubs to create a 40-70 foot wide shaded fuelbreak on NFS lands within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) located adjacent to the Birch Hill, Suren and Dandiview subdivisions in North Conway, NH.

Forest-wide Driveway Permit Reissuance

Reissuance of approx. ten existing permits for driveways across National Forest system land to access private property because permits recently expired or will expire soon. Permits to be reissued for 20 years; approved activities will not change.

Under Analysis

Administrative Radio Repeater Improvement Project

Install 3 new radio repeaters and relocate and enhance 1 existing repeater to increase FS radio coverage on the WMNF where good coverage is lacking and allow for Forestwide communication; includes clearing trees for helicopter use and new sites.

Albany South Project

An integrated resource management project that proposes vegetation management to improve wildlife habitat and forest health conditions, as well as recreation, watershed and transportation system improvements.

Androscoggin Ranger District Education and Wellness Trail

Construct a loop hiking trail of ~1 mile from the Androscoggin Ranger Station, on the Fifth Hole Trail to beaver ponds, then parallel to the river back to the office. For employees and visitors, and for conservation education programs.

Bowen Brook Integrated Resource Management

An integrated resource project designed to move the Wild Ammonoosuc North Habitat Mgt Unit (HMU) toward desired conditions through timber, wildlife habitat, recreation, fisheries and aquatic management, road improvements and decommissioning.

Glen Ellis Falls Day Use Area Site Improvement Project

This project proposes to repair many of the facilities--including the access road, parking, picnic sites, trails, signage and toilets--at this popular day use area.

Loon Pond Dam Repair

The Town of Lincoln has proposed repair work for the Loon Pond Dam in order to comply with federal reqirements for the town water supply. The town has a right to use and maintain the dam for purposes specified in their deed.

Northern Pass Transmission Line Special Use Permit

Proposed power transmission line that would cross the WMNF in an existing corridor in Stark, Easton, Lincoln, Woodstock. US Dep't of Energy is leading the NEPA analysis. WMNF decision is whether to issue a special use permit to cross the Forest.

Supplement to the Green Peak Expansion and Trail Construction at Waterville Valley Ski Resort

Removal of the World Cup Triple fixed grip chair lift at the Waterville Valley resort and its relocation on Green Peak in the location approved in the original Green Peak EA for a detachable high-speed quad.

Time Warner Fiber Optic Cable along Route 302, Special Use Permit

Issue a permit to Time Warner Cable for fiber optic cable to provide connectivity on the north side of Crawford Notch (Twin Mountain to Mount Washington Hotel). Cable will be attached to existing utility poles under special use authorization to PSNH

Tripoli Road Campsite Relocation and Roadside Hazard Tree Removal Project

Relocation and redesign of all of the campsites along Tripoli Road to sites along adjacent spur roads to mitigate safety and resource concerns. Removal of hazard trees along Tripoli Road and spur roads to address safety concerns.

Wild River Valley Trail Repairs

Repair the Moriah Brook Trail footbridge crossing the Wild River and relocate six small sections (totaling approximately 0.5 miles) of the Highwater Trail adjacent to the Wild River from damage that occurred during Tropical Storms Irene and Sandy.

Analysis Completed

Loon Mountain South Peak Learning Center

Allow construction of two fixed-grip chairlifts, approx. 26 acres of new or realigned teaching ski terrain and expansion of snowmaking to new area with existing water. Approx. 60% of lifts and ski terrain on NFS lands. Add'l work on private lands

Mt Tecumseh Communication Site Special Use Permit

Re-issue a 30-year permit/lease for the Mt. Tecumseh Communication Site to replace the existing permit, which expires in 12/2014, with no changes proposed to the existing communication site or operations of the site.

Rumney Rocks Management Project Supplemental Analysis and Decision

Update Environmental Assessment to include rock removal for trail construction by either mechanical means or controlled blasting. Other trail work was covered in 2009 decision. Also adds a permanent toilet adjacent to the Main Cliff parking area.

On Hold

Neuts Brook Snowmobile Trail Relocation Project

Relocate the existing snowmobile trail to the edge of the Forest Service administrative site or off the site to a private land location to eliminate safety concerns associated with the current trail location that bisects the administrative site.

Parker Sugar Bush Special Use Permit Renewal

Renew the expired 5 year special use permit that authorizes maple syrup tapping on 238 acres of NFS land. The permit expired in June, 2013.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.