Lower Falls Recreation Site Is Closed - Site Improvements Underway
Site improvements are under way at Lower Falls Recreation site, and while it will remain closed until November, the upgrades and improvements are significant and worth a visit next summer. The forest is looking forward to renovations that will improve public safety, the recreation experience, and minimize visitor impacts to the area. While Lower Falls is closed, please refrain from slowing down or pulling over. Learn more
Secure your Food - "A Fed Bear is a Dead Bear"
The feeding of bears, intentional or unintentional, is prohibited on the White Mountain National Forest. Visitors who have not properly stored their food risk their own safety and receiving a citation. First priority upon arriving at your destination: secure your food.
Put all food away even during the daytime. Never leave a buffet on the picnic table - whether you are there or not.
Never leave your backpack.
Do not store food in pop-up campers. Bears can and have ripped through the canvas tent.
Bears that are successful obtaining human food may have to be trapped or killed. "A fed bear is a dead bear."
Following safe food storage practices protects both you and the bears. Follow these guidelines to practice safe recreating in bear country.
Unique Volunteer Opportunity at Historic Fabyan Cabin
Forest Service volunteer photographer/videographer, Forrest Seavey has beautifully captured the Fabyan Cabin volunteers with Historicorps. The results? A lot of sweat, sun, heat, and gallons of water consumed. The reward? Memories to last a lifetime on the White Mountain National Forest.
Wilderness 50th Anniversary
In honor of the Wilderness 50th Anniversary, the WMNF has scheduled several public viewings of American Values: American Wilderness in communities surrounding the Forest and one showing in Boston. The movie will be preceded by a brief introduction about Wilderness, and followed by a group discussion/question and answer session facilitated by Forest Service Wilderness recreation staff.
The WMNF and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire have announced that poet, teacher, and photographer Susie O’Keeffe has been chosen as the Artist in Residence for 2014. Susie's artist residency is dedicated to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Learn more about the artist, and stay tuned for the announcement of community and public programs in July.
This summer’s first program at Dolly Copp Campground was “Creatures of the Night”, presented by the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. Over 100 visitors filled the CCC-built Dolly Copp Visitor Center to learn about nocturnal life in the forest.
A meeting long in the planning and initially scheduled October 2013 finally came to fruition on June 17. Forest Service Certified Timber Cruising personnel, representatives from New Hampshire Timber Owners Association (NHTOA) and local timber industry representatives came together to discuss the WMNF timber cruising process and volume estimation procedures.