Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.

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- White Mountain National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- White Mountain National Forest, Androscoggin Ranger District
- White Mountain National Forest, Pemigewasset Ranger District
- White Mountain National Forest, Saco Ranger District


White Mountain National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Northern Pass Transmission Line Special Use Permit
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/31/2015
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2017
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 Tiffany Benna
603-536-6241
tbenna@fs.fed.us
Description: 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.
Web Link: http://www.northernpasseis.us/
Location: UNIT - White Mountain National Forest All Units. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable For more information, see the project website at: www.northernpasseis.us.
White Mountain National Forest, Androscoggin Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Albany South Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/05/2016
Expected: 05/2017 10/2017 Robert Bayer
802-362-2307 ext 218
rbayer@fs.fed.us
Description: 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39614
Location: UNIT - Androscoggin Ranger District. STATE - Maine. COUNTY - Oxford. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Stoneham, Oxford County, ME
Camp Dodge Renovation Project
EA
- Facility management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/01/2016
Est. Comment Period
02/2017
Expected: 07/2017 09/2017 Tiffany Benna
907-772-5922
tbenna@fs.fed.us
Description: 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
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49772
Location: UNIT - Androscoggin Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Coos. LEGAL - Not Applicable Camp Dodge Trails Center
Corridor 19 Snowmobile Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Helon Hoffer
603-466-2713 x1211
hhoffer@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocation of existing snowmobile trail to avoid access issues related to privately owned land.
Location: UNIT - Androscoggin Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Coos. LEGAL - Not Applicable Corridor 19 Snowmobile, Town of Shelburne, NH
Deer Ridge Integrated Resource Project
EA
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Minerals and Geology
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
08/08/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Heather Mckenny
603-536-6135
hmckenny@fs.fed.us
Description: 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46507
Location: UNIT - Androscoggin Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Coos. LEGAL - Not Applicable Kilkenny Unit
Mahoosuc Land Trust special use permit renewal
CE
- Special use management
- Facility management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 10/2015 11/2015 Thomas Moore
603-466-2713 x226
tmmoore@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of the special use permit (expires on 12/31/2015) that authorizes the Mahoosuc Land Trust to occupy and maintain the Bethel administrative facility. There would be not change to authorized use or activities.
Location: UNIT - Androscoggin Ranger District. STATE - Maine. COUNTY - Oxford. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forest Service office in Bethel, Maine
Moriah Brook Trail Bridge
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Helon Hoffer
603-466-2713 x1211
hhoffer@fs.fed.us
Description: Explore options for crossing the Wild River on the Moriah Brook Trail following bridge removal in 2016. Project has been placed on hold in order to gather additional data to evaluate sustainable options for crossing.
Location: UNIT - Androscoggin Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Coos. LEGAL - Not Applicable Moriah Brook Trail
White Mountain National Forest, Pemigewasset Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Amateur Radio Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2015
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Tom Giles
603-528-8788
tjgiles@fs.fed.us
Description: Five year special use permit to erect a mobile antennae and operate portable amateur radio equipment on various summits including Mount Martha, Mount Tom, Mount Osceola, Mount Flume and North Twin for about two days each, once per summer.
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Summits including Mount Martha, Mount Tom, Mount Osceola, Mount Flume and North Twin.
Bretton Woods Nordic Center yurt replacement and trail relocation
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Joseph Gill
603-466-2713 x221
jgill@fs.fed.us
Description: Replacing existing dilapidated warming yurt with 12x16 log cabin in same footprint. Relocate ~1 km of 1.6 km Stumpwalk Trail to higher, drier ground along recently used skid trails; decommission wet segment of trail.
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bretton Woods Nordic Center
Elbow Pond Snowmobile Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/03/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 James Abbe
603-536-6105
jabbe@fs.fed.us
Description: 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49228
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Woodstock, NH
Lake of the Clouds Hut Septic Replacement
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 02/2017 06/2017 Jennifer Burnett
603-536-1315
jburnett@fs.fed.us
Description: Replacement of failing septic system at Lake of the Clouds Hut, operated under special use permit by the Appalachian Mountain Club.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47896
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Coos. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lake of the Clouds, White Mountains Presidential Range between Mt. Monroe and Mt. Washington, Sargents Purchase, NH
Long Pond Dam Repair and Maintenance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Facility management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 Stephen Lindsey
603-536-6254
slindsey@fs.fed.us
Description: 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50175
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Benton, Grafton County, NH
Pemigewasset Wilderness Thoreau Falls Bridge Removal Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Special area management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/04/2015
Est. Comment Period
10/2016
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 James Abbe
603-536-6105
jabbe@fs.fed.us
Description: Dismantle bridge using Wilderness-appropriate tools, break up and scatter wood component and break up and bury or scatter concrete abutments at least 100 feet from perennial water, pack out any hardware. Monitor crossing, harden banks if necessary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46602
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Livermore (unincorporated), Grafton County, New Hampshire
Sugarloaf Campground Utility Improvement and Zealand Road Repaving Project
CE
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/14/2015
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Ryan Twomey
603-536-6103
rtwomey@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action includes: repaving Zealand Road, providing water and power to 15 sites at Sugarloaf I and provide pressurized potable water at Sugarloaf II. Amenities at the host sites would also be upgraded.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46533
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Coos. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Carroll, Coos County, New Hampshire
Sugarloaf Snowmobile Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 Jody Chinchen
603-536-6237
jachinchen@fs.fed.us
Description: 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50174
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Coos. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sugarloaf Snowmobile Trail, Zealand Road, Carroll Coos County, NH
Waterville Valley J-bar replacement, ski rental building construction, and disc course projects.
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Thomas Paquette
802-767-4261 x 521
tpaquette@fs.fed.us
Description: 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. Install an 18-hole disc golf course near summit of Snow's Mountain.
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Waterville Valley Ski Area
White Mountain National Forest, Saco Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Doublehead Recreation Management
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
08/08/2016
Expected: 01/2017 05/2017 Brian Johnston
(603) 447-5448, X109
bmjohnston@fs.fed.us
Description: 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47897
Location: UNIT - Saco Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Carroll. LEGAL - Not Applicable Doublehead Mountain and vicinity (NH State Highway 16B/FS Road 324), Jackson, NH
Intervale Vegetation Enhancement Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Recreation management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/03/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Jason Lyle
603-447-5448
jasonslyle@fs.fed.us
Description: Silviculturally treat vegetation in Jigger Johnson campground to enhance recreation experience and stand resiliency.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47841
Location: UNIT - Saco Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Carroll. LEGAL - Not Applicable Jigger Johnson Campground
Meserve Brook Channel Restoration
CE
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2016
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 Jessie Dubuque
541-247-3651
jdubuque@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore approximately 100 ft of the streambed to prevent formation of additional side channels
Location: UNIT - Saco Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Carroll. LEGAL - Not Applicable Meserve Brook, Town of Jackson
North Chatham Integrated Resource Management
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 05/2018 01/2019 Desiree Johnston
603-447-5448
dajohnston@fs.fed.us
Description: An integrated resource management project that proposes vegetation management to improve wildlife habitat and forest health conditions, as well as transportation system improvements
Location: UNIT - Saco Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Carroll. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Chatham, Carroll County, New Hampshire
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