Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2018 to 09/30/2018
White Mountain National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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R9 - Eastern Region, White Mountain National Forest,  Androscoggin Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, White Mountain National Forest,  Pemigewasset Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, White Mountain National Forest,  Saco Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

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

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Albany South Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 05/09/2018  08/2019 Jennifer Barnhart
603-466-2713 x1210
jenniferjbarnhart@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.usda.gov/project/?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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/21/2018
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 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.usda.gov/project/?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.
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White Mountain National Forest,   Pemigewasset Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Appalachian Mountain Club Lakes Airlift
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2018 
Expected:07/2018
 
07/2018 Jennifer Burnett
603-536-1315
jburnett@fs.fed.us 
Description: AMC proposes to develop a long-term airlift site for Lakes of the Clouds Hut.
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Carroll. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Cog Base Road, Carroll County, NH.
Berry Farm Snowmobile Trail Relocation
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/01/2018 
Expected:07/2018
 
07/2018 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

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/03/2016 
Expected:07/2018
 
05/2019 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.usda.gov/project/?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 04/2018 
Expected:05/2018  06/2018 Johanna Nugent
603-536-6253
jrnugent@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.usda.gov/project/?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*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2018 
Expected:08/2018  09/2018 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.
Oliverian Orchard Overstory Removal
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2018 
Expected:09/2018  11/2018 Keith VanGorden
603-536-6128
kdvangorden@fs.fed.us 
Description: Adopt Oliverian Orchard into the Permanent Wildlife Opening Program and conduct overstory removal operations within the footprint of the orchard.
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Grafton County, NH.
Pemigewasset Wilderness Thoreau Falls Bridge Removal Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special area management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 05/25/2018 
Expected:08/2018
 
09/2018 Tom Giles
603-528-8788
tjgiles@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.usda.gov/project/?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)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/19/2018 
Expected:04/2018
 
08/2018 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
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/22/2018
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 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.usda.gov/project/?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

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 05/29/2018  06/2018 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.
Waterville Valley Mountain Bike Trails
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Thomas Paquette
802-767-4261 x 521
tpaquette@fs.fed.us 
Description: Waterville Valley proposes to build three intermediate to advance level mountain bike trails to be served by Snow's Mountain chairlift.
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Waterville Valley SUP area, Grafton County, NH.
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White Mountain National Forest,   Saco Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
North Chatham Integrated Resource Management
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 04/13/2018 
Expected:12/2018
 
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.usda.gov/project/?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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