Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2018 to 12/31/2018
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
Evans Brook Vegetation Management Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- 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 Patricia Nasta
207-824-2813
pnasta@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

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Cancelled  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

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2018 
Expected:04/2019
 
05/2019 Jennifer Burnett
603-536-6237
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 - Coos. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Coos County, NH.
Berry Farm Snowmobile Trail Relocation
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/24/2018  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:10/2018
 
11/2018 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.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

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/27/2016 
Expected:01/2019
 
07/2019 John Kamb
802-747-6715
jkamb@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 Resort Phase 2 Mountain Bike Trails
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2018 
Expected:01/2019  05/2019 Joseph Gill
603-986-4444
jgill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Phase 2 would add five additional beginner and intermediate trails to the proposed Phase 1 mountain bike trail system.
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Loon Mountain Resort, Lincoln, NH.
Loon Mountain lift served mountain bike trails
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/14/2018 
Expected:10/2018
 
04/2019 Joseph Gill
603-986-4444
jgill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Loon Mountain Resort is proposing to build 4.1 miles of lift-serve mountain bike trails (2 beginner and 1 intermediate level) as phase I of a multi-phased project overhauling their existing mountain bike system using professional designers.
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) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/08/2018 
Expected:10/2018
 
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 
Completed  Actual: 09/24/2018  10/2018 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

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/19/2018 
Expected:10/2018
 
03/2019 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 Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- 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: Proposed recreation, wildlife habitat, vegetation, and transportation management activities.
Web Link:  https://tinyurl.com/WanoshaIRP
Location: UNIT - Pemigewasset Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Carroll, Grafton. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The project area is bound roughly by Tripoli Road on the north, Waterville Valley to the east, the Sandwich Range to the south, and Interstate 93 to the west.
Waterville Valley Mountain Bike Trails
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2018 
Expected:01/2019  05/2019 Thomas Paquette
802-767-4261 x 5521
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
Jackson Ski Touring Connector Trail
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2018 
Expected:04/2019  06/2019 Joseph Gill
603-466-2713 x1221
jgill@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Jackson Ski Touring Foundation is proposing the construction of a new connector trail from the existing Keeney Trail to the Hall Trail as outlined in their master development plan.
Location: UNIT - Saco Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Carroll. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, Jackson, NH.
North Chatham Integrated Resource Management
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 08/21/2018 
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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