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
AMC Backcountry Facility Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2014
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Marianne Leberman
603-536-6236
mleberman@fs.fed.us
Description: 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.
Location: UNIT - White Mountain National Forest All Units. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Coos, Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Backcountry facilities operated by AMC
Invasive dandelion removal in the alpine zone
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 07/05/2016
07/2016 Daniel Sperduto
603-536-6225
danieldsperduto@fs.fed.us
Description: Manually remove dandelions from the alpine zone on Mt. Washington for up to 5 years. Removal could occur at currently known and yet-to-be-discovered sites in Wilderness, Alpine Garden RNA, and the alpine zone management area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49211
Location: UNIT - White Mountain National Forest All Units. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Coos. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mount Washington
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
01/2017
Expected: 05/2017 10/2017 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
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
05/05/2016
Expected: 01/2017 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
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 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
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
- Recreation management
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2015
Est. Comment Period
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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Helon Hoffer
603-466-2713 x1211
hhoffer@fs.fed.us
Description: Address the failing suspension bridge that provided hiker access from Wild River Campground to the western shore of the Wild River. Explore types of crossings that are sustainable for the area, and implement the most viable solution.
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: 07/2016 08/2016 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.
Elbow Pond Snowmobile Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/03/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 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
Guyot Campsite Reconfiguration Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 James Abbe
603-536-6105
jabbe@fs.fed.us
Description: The Guyot Campsite Reconfiguration Project would repair and rehabilitate the Guyot Shelter, address high levels of visitor use and the associated impacts, and remove structures from the Pemigewasset Wilderness.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48216
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Guyot Campsite.
Lake of the Clouds Hut Septic Replacement
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 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
North Trail Snowmobile Re-route and Upgrade
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/03/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 James Abbe
603-536-6105
jabbe@fs.fed.us
Description: The Bruhawachet Sno-Trackers Snowmobile Club is proposing to re-route and upgrade a trail to 1) address safety concerns by eliminating a 90-degree turn and providing consistent trail width and 2) to improve the connectivity of the trail network.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49229
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Ellsworth
Pemigewasset Wilderness Thoreau Falls Bridge Removal Project
EA
- Special area management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/04/2015
Est. Comment Period
08/2016
Expected: 03/2017 04/2017 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: 07/2016 08/2016 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
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
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/25/2016
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 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
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/03/2016
Expected: 08/2016 10/2016 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
07/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 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
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