19 Mile Brook Trail Reroute
Two reroutes totaling ~1100' to put trail above flood height; may include rock steps and waterbars. Replace washed out bridge over an unnamed tributary to 19 Mile Brook. Removal of old bridge remnants and rehab old trail tread.
19 Mile Brook Trail Temporary Reroute
Bridge destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene. Propose to install temporary step-stone crossing 500' upstream from bridge site and rock staircase to old road prism to link to trail. Cancelled because relocation upstream deemed unnecessary.
Access to Gale River Road Inholding
Proposal to grant an easement to construct a road approximately one mile long across WMNF lands for access to private inholding completely surrounded by Forest lands south of US Route 3 in Bethlehem, NH.
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.
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.
Attitash Ski Area Zipline Project
Allow ~1300' of a 5022' zipline cable ride to be suspended over National Forest lands. Both ends of the ride would be on private land. Would require cutting about 30 trees on National Forest land for safe use of the zipline.
Bartlett Mountain Land Exchange
Land exchange: an approximately 100 acre WMNF parcel in Berlin, NH would become Society for Protection of NH Forests (Forest Society) property and an approximately 75 acre Forest Society parcel in Bartlett, NH would become part of the WMNF.
Base Road Blowdown Salvage Project
Harvest a total of approximately 10 acres of blown down trees along the Base Road. The trees blew down during a wind event in the winter of 2009-2010.
Berry Farm Snowmobile Trail Relocation
Relocate approximately one mile of the Berry Farm Snowmobile Trail to the most appropriate route within an existing deeded right-of-way in the vicinity of Bald Mountain.
Blueberry Ledge Trail Relocation Project
Two locations on the lower third of Blueberry Ledge Trail are to be relocated because they concentrate water and are causing soil erosion. Rehabilitation of the unneeded section of trail would occur.
Bog Pond Snowmobile Trail Relocation
Reconstruct approximately 0.25 miles of the Bog Pond Snowmobile Trail so that its crossing of Harvard Brook is relocated to a more sustainable location that better protects soil and water resources.
Bull Brook Wildlife Opening Management
Stump two existing permanent wildlife openings on FR 752 to allow these areas to be maintained in an open, brushy condition by mowing. Stumps would be removed with an excavator and buried onsite. One opening is 4 acres; the other is 5 acres.
Campground Concessionaire Special Use Permit
Administrative action to reissue campground concessionaire permit for 23 WMNF campgrounds and day use sites beginning January 2013 because term on existing permit expires. Decision withdrawn due to national court ruling on CEs to allow 30-day comment
Central Maine Power Co. Special Use Permit
Issue a new special use permit to CMP for a period of 30 years. CMP proposes to install utility poles and overhead electrical lines along 1,400 feet of FR 3314 to a private inholding and residence.
Chatham Land Exchange
The White Mountain National Forest is proposing a value for value land exchange in Carroll County, New Hampshire. The exchange involves 4 parcels, 2 federal and 2 non-federal. Three are in the Town of Chatham and one is in the Town of Bartlett
Crawford Stewardship Project
An integrated resource project with activities including maintenance and improvement of existing recreation facilities, wildlife habitat improvement, timber harvesting, timber stand improvement, and watershed improvement.
Cutler River Drainage Bridge Replacement
Replace 5 bridges in the Cutler River Drainage identified as undersized and damaged. All to be replaced in same locations. Bridges allow access to Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines by the general public and Mount Washington Avalanche Center staff
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.
Dindorf Right of Way clearing and associated skid trail use
Issue permit to allow private landowner to clear his undeveloped ROW across NFS land and construct short skid trail on NF from the ROW corridor to his landing location to reduce resource impacts from skidding and eliminate impacts to Davis Path Trail
Dolly Copp Campground Rehabilitation Project
Repair and improvement of campground facilities including roads, campsites, water and wastewater systems, and restrooms. Installation of pedestal hookups on selected loops, shower facilities, a dump station, and volunteer sites.
Eastside Road and Trail Repairs
Repair damage from Tropical Storm Irene including replacing culverts, relocating approx. 0.5 mile or road/trail away from the river and decommissioning existing segment, replacing large culvert that washed out with a bridge, and other maintenance.
Eliza Brook Shelter Reconstruction
Eliza Brook Shelter on the Appalachian Trail is deteriorating and needs replacement. This project would replace the shelter and move it further from Eliza Brook.
Ellis River Nordic Trail Relocation
A 1000 foot section of the Ellis River Trail is proposed for relocation due to a slump. Use of this section of the trail is prohibited as of April 1, 2011. A trail relocation is needed to bypass that location.
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.
Forest-wide Outfitter & Guide Conversions
In accordance with changes in national policy, all Outfitter & Guide permits (currently 1 year temporary permits on the WMNF) will be issued as 10 year permits. Operating plans and proposed itineraries will still require annual Forest approval.
Four Ponds Management Project
Proposed timber harvest, wildlife opening expansion, prescribed fire, watershed and stream improvements, and changes to trails, roads, gravel pits, and campsites.
Gale River Trail Relocation
This proposed relocation of the Gale River Trail would eliminate two trail crossings of the Gale River which are difficult during moderate or high water conditions. A bridge at one crossing location washed out in 2005 and has not been replaced.
Garfield Shelter Replacement Project
The Garfield Shelter is in poor condition and needs replacement. We propose to replace it with a similar Adirondack-style shelter on the existing footprint.
Godfrey Dam Solar Panel Array
Update special use permit to allow installation of a 9-panel solar array on a single pole mount that will be placed on a 6' by 6' concrete pad. Array would be placed adjacent to an existing storage shed at the Godfrey Dam site.
Hall Trail to Maple Mountain Trail X-C Ski Connector
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation proposal to decommission 0.6 miles of the Hall Trail and construct a safer, more sustainable connector (0.5 mile) to the Maple Mountain trail. 0.3 miles of new trail will be on an old skid road; 0.2 will be new trail.
Hart's Location Embankment Reconstruction Permitting Project
The Town of Hart's Location has applied for a permit to reconstruct and maintain a damaged rock berm that protects a campground infrastructure along Rt. 302. The decision is whether to issue a permit. FEMA and NH DOT are involved in providing funding
Lakes of the Clouds Propane Rack Relocation
This project proposes to move the propane rack associated with the Appalachian Mountain Club's Lakes of the Clouds Hut to a location that is less visible to the public. This will better conceal the rack and improve visual aesthetics of the area.
Libby Road maintenance project
Road maintenance on approx. 300' of Libby Road, starting at Gore Road junction. Includes adding gravel to road and existing parking area, restoring drainage structures, and trimming encroaching vegetation.
Lincoln Woods Trail Repair
Realign trail away from eroding river bank, raising the trail tread in this location, and install a more permanent barrier between the trail and unstable slope to improve user safety. Identify way to protect trail & historic culvert farther up trail.
Loon Mountain Adventure Park
Establish ropes course for various difficulty levels in an existing tree skiing area, including <0.5 acres of NF land. No ground disturbance or tree removal expected on NF; some limbs would be cut. Platforms attached via cables; no nails or anchors.
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
Loon Pond Dam Reconstruction
The proposal is to issue a 20-year special use permit to provide the Town of Lincoln access to the Loon Pond Dam. The town owns the dam and needs access to reconstruct it in response to NHDES letter of deficiency and to maintain it into the future.
McCrillis Path Trail Relocation Project
Relocation of approximately 2500 feet of trail from private property onto the White Mountain National Forest. This relocation will restore public access to the McCrillis Path.
Mill Brook Connector Snowmobile Trail Relocation
Relocate trail to a more stable location to provide access from Mill Brook Connector north through Agnew State Forest to Red Brook Rd. New location includes no new bridges, removal of one old bridge on Appleby Bk., & decomm. of unsustainable trails.
Monitoring Plan Transition
Update Monitoring Plan to be consistent with 2012 Planning Rule. Will result in Administrative Change to Forest Plan and is NOT a NEPA decision. NEPA project webpage used to increase visibility for public convenience. Comment period closes 3/31/2016.
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.
Mt Washington Invasive Dandelion Removal
Manually remove invasive dandelions from three snowbeds located near the summit of Mount Washington. Each infested site is estimated at less than 0.1 acres in size.
Northeast Swift Integrated Resource Management Project
An integrated resource project that considers activities to move the NE Swift HMU toward the desired condition through timber, wildlife habitat, recreation, fisheries and aquatic management, road improvements or decommissioning, and other activities.
Oliverian Brook Watershed Improvement Project
Restoration of aquatic and riparian habitat in and adjacent to Oliverian Brook, including removal of fill previously dumped in side channel, removal of old bridge abutments, and rehabilitation of a portion of old Route 25.
Oliverian Stewardship Project
Integrated stewardship project. Goals include improvement of quality of timber stands, enhancement of wildlife habitat, mitigation of effects of past logging practices within recent Twin Oaks land acquisition, provide access and day use to Owls Head.
Pemi Northwest Project
This project proposes vegetation management and improvements to wildlife habitat, recreation and watershed resources.
Pemi Snowmobile Trail Bridge Construction Projects
Projects proposed by local snowmobile clubs to construct bridges across Boles Brook, a small section of railroad grade near Guinea Pond, and Batchelder Brook and two of its tributaries, all to mitigate safety and resource concerns.
Permanent Toilet Installation at Osceola Trailhead
This high use site has known human waste issues. As a temporary measure, a portable toilet is currently on site. A permanent toilet is a long-term solution to address high use and existing human waste concerns.
Pond of Safety Accessible Trail & Shoreline Access Hardening
Replace user created trail from designated parking lot to canoe launch with accessible trail along an existing road prism and harden shore using riprap to limit erosion. May include a small (3' square) landing to allow easier canoe access.
Presidential Range Dry River Wilderness Area Trails Project
Sections of the Dry River Trail, Rocky Branch Trail and Isolation Trail in the Presi-Dry Wilderness were damaged by Hurricane Irene and need repair or a nearby relocation. Rocky Branch Shelter 2 is to be decommissioned and tent sites designated.
Province Integrated Resource Management Project
An integrated resource management project that proposes vegetation management to improve wildlife habitat and forest health conditions, as well as recreation and transportation system improvements.
Resolution Shelter Removal Project
Resolution Shelter, accessible from the Mt Parker Trail and Davis Path, is closed due to its deteriorated condition. The proposal is to dismantle the shelter, remove non-organic components, rehab the site and trail, and provide an alternate tentsite.
Rumney Rocks Project EA
Proposal is to create a new trail to access crags, establish a trail system, and eliminate environmental damages caused by over use of the area.
Saco District Trail Decommisioning Project
Decommission sections of up to seven trails that are impractical to maintain or duplicate access (Bog, Wildcat and Rob Brook, East Branch, Gleason,White Ledge and Church Pond). Would be accomplished with trail sign removal and concealing entrances.
Sawyer River Bridge Replacement
Issuance of a Special Use Permit to New Hampshire Department of Transportation to construct a bridge crossing over the Sawyer River on State Route 302.
Sawyer River Temporary Bridge Crossing
Issuance of a Special Use Permit to New Hampshire Department of Transportation to construct and operate a temporary bridge crossing over the Sawyer River on State Route 302.
Slippery Brook Road Reconstruction Project
Reconstruct a 300 foot section of Slippery Brook Road and its fill slope, along with armoring the base of the slope at its interface with Slippery Brook, to prevent further damage. Project area is approximately 2.5 acres.
South Pond Road Association Special Use Permit Renewal
The purpose of This project is to renew the existing permit for a 5 year period. The permit authorizes the road association use of Forest Roads 65, 65A and 65B to perform annual routine maintenance and snow plowing for safe public access.
Switchback Snowmobile Trail Relocation
Relocation of the Switchback Snowmobile Trail, including construction/ reconstruction of approximately 4 miles of snowmobile trail and closure of approximately 3.5 miles of snowmobile trail on WMNF land. Previously listed on SOPA as Slippery Brook.
Time Warner Cable Fiber Optic Cable Special Use permit
Issue a permit to Time Warner Cable Northeast LLC allowing them to extend fiber optic cable service to the existing wireless communication site on Mt. Tecumseh, including installing buried conduit under approx. 2,000%u2019 of ski trails.
Waterville Valley Fan Gun Project
Install 8 snowmaking fan guns and 2 transformers along World Cup trail. All items would be placed on pre-cast concrete pads. A few trees would be cut at one transformer and some blasting may occur. Power and water lines would be placed in trench.
Waterville Valley Half-pipe Reconstruction Project
Remove the half pipe on Exhibition trail, restoring trail to freestyle terrain. Lower the walls, bring the trail tread back toward grade level, and use extra fill from walls to form three small landings for other terrain features.
Waterville Valley Municipal Water Supply Special Use Permit
Special use permit to allow Town of Waterville Valley to install a municipal water supply well, fence with locked gate, electrical service with instrumentation and controls, water transmission main and electrical service from well to WMNF boundary.
Waterville Valley Super G Racecourse Project
Widen sections of three existing alpine ski trails to meet the specifications of FIS (International Ski Federation) and USSA (US Ski and Snowboard Association) to hold world class Super Giant Slalom race series.
Wild River Roadside Vegetation Management
Remove hazard trees and improve forest stand conditions along 6.3 miles of the Wild River Road (Forest Road 12). Harvest timber within a designated roadside risk management zone of 100 feet on either side of Wild River Road.
Wild River Shelters Removal
Analysis to consider the removal of Spruce Brook, Blue Brook, and Perkins Notch recreation shelters in Wild River, establishment of tent pads, and other site rehabilitation. Spruce Bk and Blue Bk decision made Nov. 2008. Perkins Notch on 5/23/2011
Wild River Valley Trail Repairs
Repair Highwater Trail, relocate 6 small sections (~ 0.5 miles total) adjacent to Wild River damaged during Tropical Storms Irene and Sandy. Future analysis will address the Moriah Brook Trail bridge over the Wild River damaged by these storms.
Zealand Road Campground Power Installation
Bring electric power into Zealand Road to install electric hook-ups at Zealand Campground, electric hookups for host sites at Sugarloaf I and II Campgrounds, and replace solar power system used to supply water at Sugarloaf I Campground.
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