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

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2018
Actual: 01/05/2018
04/2018 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.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34752
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
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/05/2016
Expected: 03/2018 08/2019 Robert Bayer
802-362-2625
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
Evans Brook Vegetation Management Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/21/2018
Est. Comment Period
02/2019
Expected: 11/2019 06/2020 Jessica Rubado
5033140767
jrubado@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed timber harvest using even-aged and uneven-aged management methods to improve forest health, improve wildlife habitat diversity, and provide for a sustainable yield of forest products. Connected road work will be proposed as well.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52040
Location: UNIT - Androscoggin Ranger District. STATE - Maine. COUNTY - Oxford. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed units are located between Hastings Campground and Evans Notch along Route 113, and west of Route 113 from Bull Brook north.
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 On Hold N/A N/A 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.
Berry Farm Snowmobile Trail Relocation
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2018
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Jody Chinchen
603-536-6107
jachinchen@fs.fed.us
Description: The Central NH Snowmobile Club proposes to relocate about 200 feet of the Berry Farm Snowmobile Trail near Sugarbush Drive in Campton, NH in Spring 2018. It would involve some excavation, cutting about 11 trees, and construction of an 8' bridge.
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Near Sugarbush Drive in Campton, NH
Elbow Pond Snowmobile Trail Relocation
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/03/2016
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 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
Long Pond Dam Repair and Maintenance
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Facility management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2018
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 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
Loon Mountain lift served mountain bike trails
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2018
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Joseph Gill
603-986-4444
jgill@fs.fed.us
Description: Loon Mountain Resort is proposing to build 2 beginner and 1 intermediate level lift serve mountain bike trails during summer and fall 2018. The 4.1 miles of trail would be professionally designed, ranging from 4 to 20 ft wide with many banked corner.
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lincoln, Grafton County, NH
Pemigewasset Wilderness Thoreau Falls Bridge Removal Project
EA
- Special area management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
08/07/2017
Expected: 03/2018 07/2018 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
Sandwich Notch Timber Stand Improvement (TSI)
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2018
Expected: 04/2018 07/2018 Kenneth Desmarais
603-536-6220
kdesmarais@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
Wanosha Integrated Resource Management Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/22/2018
Est. Comment Period
02/2019
Expected: 10/2019 11/2019 Johnida Dockens
603-466-2713 x1218
jdockens@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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51358
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Coos. LEGAL - Not Applicable Campton, Livermore, Sandwich, Thornton, and Waterville Valley, NH
Waterville Valley Disc Golf Course
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2018
Expected: 05/2018 07/2018 Thomas Paquette
802-767-4261 x 521
tpaquette@fs.fed.us
Description: Eighteen hole disc golf course on Snow's Mountain, with 3 tees and baskets located in woods at summit, remaining on existing ski trails and work roads. Minimal disturbance to install baskets, no trees over 3" dbh would be cut.
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pemigewasset District, Waterville Valley, Grafton County
White Mountain National Forest, Saco Ranger District R9 - Eastern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Backcountry Ski Trail CE
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2017
Expected: 01/2018 01/2018 Brian Johnston
603-447-5448 ext. 5109
bmjohnston@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop two backcountry ski opportunities, one on Bartlett Mountain in Bartlett, NH and the other near Baldface Mountain in Chatham, NH. Work will include removing understory vegetation and low branches from trees to create gladed terrain.
Location: UNIT - Saco Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Carroll. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bartlett and Chatham, NH
North Chatham Integrated Resource Management
EA
- Forest products
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/22/2016
Est. Comment Period
01/2018
Expected: 08/2018 06/2019 Jason Lyle
603-447-5448
jasonslyle@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
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.