The White Mountain National Forest serves many uses: it provides clean air and water; it is home to fish, wildlife, and plants; it offers opportunities for recreation and for solitude; it supplies vital timber products.

To manage such diversity, ensuring that the needs of the whole ecosystem are met, the Forest Service develops a Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan). Foresters, wildlife and fish biologists, landscape architects, archaeologists and historians, botanists, soil and water scientists, hikers, rock climbers, skiers, engineers, and many others contribute to the Plan, determining what areas of the Forest are suitable for the many uses sought by the public.


2005 Forest Plan

The entire 2005 Forest Plan is available as PDFs of each section. These differ from the printed version of the documents in that they are in full color. 

Monitoring and Evaluation

Evaluation of monitoring enables us to review how well we are implementing the management direction in the Forest Plan, what effects our management is having on natural, cultural, and social resources, and how those resources are being affected by other factors.


Forest Plan Administrative Corrections

Administrative changes may be made at any time, are not plan amendments or revisions, and do not require the preparation of an environmental document under NEPA regulations.

Proposed Removal of Historic Boy Scout Shelters at Mead Conservation Center

The White Mountain National Forest is seeking public input on the removal of five of the remaining Boy Scout camp structures west of the Mead Conservation Center.

Key Contacts

Heather McKenny
Forest Planner