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
08/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 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
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/05/2016
Expected: 12/2017 08/2019 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
- Special use management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/01/2016
Est. Comment Period
04/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Justin Preisendorfer
603-536-6105
jpreisendorfer@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
Deer Ridge Integrated Resource Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Minerals and Geology
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2017
Actual: 04/21/2017
06/2017 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

   *UPDATED*
- 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
Pine Mountain Fiber Optic Line Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Jennifer Burnett
603-536-6237
jburnett@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is to extend a Time Warner Cable (TWC) fiber optic cable on the existing aerial pole line to the existing cell site at the Horton Center on Pine Mountain Trail in Gorham, NH.
Location: UNIT - Androscoggin Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Coos. LEGAL - Not Applicable Gorham, NH
Tuckerman Ravine Time Lapse Photography
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Jennifer Burnett
603-536-6237
jburnett@fs.fed.us
Description: Camera on 4-6 ft tall tripod (4ft sq footprint), powered by 1.5 ft sq, 1.5 ft tall solar panel would be installed on a tripod for one year. Would produce short video showing seasonal changes and events looking up ravine.
Location: UNIT - Androscoggin Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Coos. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tuckerman Ravine, Mt Washington, NH
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: 04/2017 05/2017 Thomas Moore
603-466-2713 x226
tmmoore@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
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/27/2016
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: 08/2017 09/2017 Jody Chinchen
603-536-6107
jachinchen@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
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/28/2017
Expected: 04/2017 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
- Facility management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Ricardo Rivera
603-536-6258
ricardorivera@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
Mt. Tecumseh Communications Site Tower Modification Project
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Jennifer Burnett
603-536-6237
jburnett@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to raise the height of the existing guyed cell tower by 15 ft and to modify the Communication Site Plan, increasing the maximum height to 115 ft.
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mt. Tecumseh, Waterville Valley Ski Resort, Waterville Valley NH
Pemigewasset Wilderness Thoreau Falls Bridge Removal Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Special area management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/04/2015
Est. Comment Period
05/2017
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 James Abbe
603-536-6234
jabbe@fs.fed.us
Description: 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.
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
Route 118 Warren to Woodstock Crossing Reroute
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Jody Chinchen
603-536-6107
jachinchen@fs.fed.us
Description: In order to improve snowmobiler and Rt. 118 traffic safety WMNF proposes to reroute a section of the Warren to Woodstock Snowmobile Trail to provide for a straight crossing of Rt. 118.
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable At the Route 118 crossing on the Woodstock to Warren Snowmobile Trail.
Sandwich Notch Timber Stand Improvement (TSI)
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 James Airey
603-536-6220
jamesdairey@fs.fed.us
Description: The pre-commercial thinning would be conducted on approximately 0.5 acres of land within the Sandwich Notch Project area (Compartment 151).This stand is adjacent to the Chickenboro South Sale, which was harvested during 1981-1986.
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Thornton, NH, Sandwich Notch, Forest Road 98A
Sugarloaf Snowmobile Trail Reroute
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Jody Chinchen
603-536-6107
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
Wanosha Integrated Resource Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2017
Expected: 04/2019 08/2019 Heather Mckenny
603-536-6135
hmckenny@fs.fed.us
Description: An integrated resource project looking at the opportunities and needs across multiple resources including wildlife habitat improvements, vegetation and transportation management, watershed restoration and recreation.
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Coos. LEGAL - Not Applicable Campton, Livermore, Sandwich, Thornton, and Waterville Valley, NH
Waterville Valley J-bar replacement and ski rental building construction.
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50309
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
Meserve Brook Channel Restoration
CE
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2017
Expected: 05/2017 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
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/22/2016
Est. Comment Period
08/2017
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
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50377
Location: UNIT - Saco Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Carroll. LEGAL - Not Applicable Town of Chatham, Carroll County, New Hampshire
Saco Ranger District Office Renovation
EA
- Facility management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 12/2017 09/2018 James Innes
406-329-3149
jinnes@fs.fed.us
Description: Remodel main office building to net-zero energy efficient standards and build a new addition expanding footprint to a total of 7600 sq. ft. Includes removing temporary office trailer, expanding parking areas, and making other site improvements.
Location: UNIT - Saco Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Carroll. LEGAL - Not Applicable Conway, NH
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