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 located on the main White Mountain National Forest Projects page. Projects that have been removed from the SOPA can still be accessed from the Project Archives link below.

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White Mountain National Forest Project Spotlights

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.

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.

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.

All 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

Lake of the Clouds Hut Septic Replacement

Replacement of failing septic system at Lake of the Clouds Hut, operated under special use permit by the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Long Pond Dam Repair and Maintenance

Facing the existing waterside of the dam with an 8 inch structure of poured concrete with reinforcing and anchoring (rebar or other metal pins). A new drawdown pipe will be sleeved into the existing metal pipe.

Sugarloaf Snowmobile Trail Reroute

The Twin Mountain Snowmobile Club has proposed to abandon approximately 0.5 miles of the Sugarloaf Snowmobile Trail reroute the trail by constructing approximately 800 feet of new trail.

Waterville Valley J-bar replacement and ski rental building construction.

Replace existing J Bar lift with two conveyor lifts with associated drainage improvements and grading. Construct a new facility to house the ski and snowboard rental business.

Under Analysis

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.

Camp Dodge Renovation Project

The WMNF is proposing to enter into a public/private partnership with Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) to address the long-term maintenance needs and improvements at Camp Dodge. Project includes a proposal for a new long-term special use permit to AMC

Deer Ridge Integrated Resource Project

An integrated resource project designed to move the South Pond South Habitat Mgt Unit (HMU) toward desired conditions through timber, wildlife habitat, recreation, and road improvements.

Elbow Pond Snowmobile Trail Relocation

This project would move a section of the Corridor 14 trail off of private lands to UFSF lands to eliminate concerns about long-term sustainability.

North Chatham Integrated Resource Management

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

Northern Pass Transmission Line Special Use Permit

Proposed power transmission line that would cross the WMNF in an existing corridor in Stark and between Easton and 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.

Pemigewasset Wilderness Thoreau Falls Bridge Removal Project

Dismantle bridge, remove stringers and hardware, break up and bury or scatter concrete abutments at least 100 feet from perennial water, monitor crossing and address impacts if warranted.

Analysis Completed

AMC Backcountry Facility Permit Renewal

Re-issue permits for the existing backcountry facilities (shelters and tentsites) currently operated by the Appalachian Mountain Club. No additional use or increases in capacity are proposed as part of this project.

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.

Doublehead Recreation Management

Construct a new parking lot for Doublehead cabin visitors and ski trail users. Construct approximately 0.5 miles of new trail to connect the proposed parking lot to the ski trail. Decommission New Path hiking trail, approximately 1.4 miles.

Sugarloaf Campground Utility Improvement and Zealand Road Repaving Project

The proposed action includes: repaving Zealand Road, addressing the failing water system at Sugarloaf I, upgrading both host sites (water, sewer, and power), and provide pressurized potable water at Sugarloaf II.

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.


Langdon Shelter Removal

Removal of an underutilized structure which is in need of significant repair

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.

Project Archive

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