Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2019 to 06/30/2019
White Mountain National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
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 04/2019 
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.
Peabody West Conceptual Proposal Development
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2019 
Expected:12/2021  01/2022 Johnida Dockens
207-323-5683
johnida.dockens@usda.gov 
Description: The Androscoggin Ranger District of the White Mountain National Forest is in the early stages of proposal development for management activities within the conceptual Peabody West area, Coos County, NH.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55659
Location: UNIT - Androscoggin Ranger District. STATE - New Hampshire. COUNTY - Coos. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The conceptual area for proposal development is bound roughly by NH Route 16 to the east, Howker and Osgood ridges to the west, US Highway 2 to the north, and Pinkham Notch to the south.
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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
- 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.
Long Pond Dam Repair and Maintenance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 03/15/2019  07/2019 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.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

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2019 
Expected:05/2019
 
06/2019 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 
Completed  Actual: 02/12/2019  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.
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 04/2019 
Expected:11/2019
 
12/2019 Johnida Dockens
207-323-5683
johnida.dockens@usda.gov 
Description: Proposed recreation, wildlife habitat, vegetation, and transportation management activities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51358
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 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/10/2018 
Expected:05/2019
 
06/2019 Justin Preisendorfer
603-536-6105
jpreisendorfer@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
Cold River Vegetation Management Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/22/2019
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 02/2020 
Expected:10/2020
 
06/2021 Charles Sharp
970-403-6174
charlesmsharp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Vegetation, wildlife habitat, and recreation management activities in the Cold River Habitat Management Unit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55348
Location: UNIT - Saco Ranger District. STATE - Maine, New Hampshire. COUNTY - Oxford, Carroll, Coos. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Chatham, Carroll County and Beans Purchase, Coos County, New Hampshire, and South Oxford, Stowe and Stoneham, Oxford County, Maine.
Jackson Ski Touring Connector Trail
CE

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