U.S. Forest Service Travel Analysis Process: The Road Study
The White National Forest manages more than 600 miles of roads. Many Forest roads provide land management- and user-related benefits, however roads that cannot be adequately maintained can be unsafe to visitors and threaten ecosystems. The road study will begin to help us prioritize our limited resources to effectively manage roads used by visitors and the accomplishment of our broad natural resource management mission.
We invite you to review the road system with us to help recommend opportunities that lead to a safe, affordable and environmentally sustainable road system. We encourage anyone who uses roads or benefits from a national forest to share information and ideas that could be added to the Road Study report.
Trailhead Steward Program - Recruiting for Summer 2015!
The Trailhead Steward program is a volunteer based program designed to educate hikers on safety and ecology before they begin their hike. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the White Mountain National Forest, connect with visitors in a meaningful way, and help protect the natural resources that make this forest so beautiful.
Spring is a special time on the forest. It is also a time to be extra cautious. The warmer days can be deceiving, especially at higher elevations. Keep the following in mind as you prepare for a day visiting the forest.
Bears are active on the forest, and look for any easy food source. Be sure to always put your food away and keep your backpack with you at all times. Visitors will receive a citation for sites where visitors have not properly stored their food.