White Mountain National Forest http://nhpr.org en White Mountain Guard Station Cabin Getting Restoration http://nhpr.org/post/white-mountain-guard-station-cabin-getting-restoration <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">One of the oldest structures in the White Mountain National Forest is being restored.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:51:52 +0000 Associated Press 51505 at http://nhpr.org White Mountain Guard Station Cabin Getting Restoration White Mountains Campgrounds Open, But Beware Slick Footing http://nhpr.org/post/white-mountains-campgrounds-open-beware-slick-footing <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Campgrounds in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest are open, but the Forest Service is warning people that some areas still have snow, and spring melt-off can lead to some slippery footing. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Forest Service says heavy rainfall and slower seasonal changes also can cause stream crossings to be high and footing slick. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Campers also need to be wary of bears and invasive insects. Sun, 18 May 2014 19:16:29 +0000 Associated Press 48702 at http://nhpr.org White Mountains Campgrounds Open, But Beware Slick Footing Some White Mountains Fees Waived For Holiday Weekend http://nhpr.org/post/some-white-mountains-fees-waived-holiday-weekend <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites, including those in the White Mountain National Forest, over the Veterans Day holiday weekend. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Forest fees have been waived from Saturday through Monday. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;Fees will remain in effect for overnight camping, cabin rentals, permits, reservations, and concession activities. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp;</div> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 16:57:42 +0000 Associated Press 38269 at http://nhpr.org White Mountain National Forest Recalling Employees Following Shutdown Deal http://nhpr.org/post/white-mountain-national-forest-recalling-employees-following-shutdown-deal <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Following the resolution of the partial government shutdown, officials at the White Mountain National Forest say they’ll be back to a full staff of 120 employees by the end of the week.</span></p><p></p><p>Forest Supervisor Tom Wagner says he received official word late Wednesday night, and began calling employees back to work first thing Thursday morning.</p><p>“I probably have about 50 percent of my workforce back now, and the remainder will be up and operational tomorrow at 8 o’clock in the morning.”</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:28:25 +0000 Michael Brindley 36946 at http://nhpr.org White Mountain National Forest Recalling Employees Following Shutdown Deal NH's Congressional Delegation Applauds Deal To End Shutdown http://nhpr.org/post/nhs-congressional-delegation-applauds-deal-end-shutdown <p></p><p>New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte is applauding a deal reached by Senate leadership to raise the debt ceiling and bring an end to the partial government shutdown.</p><p>Appearing on MSNBC this afternoon, Ayotte, a Republican, says the shutdown went on far too long.</p><p></p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;And that&rsquo;s why I&rsquo;m glad we got out of our trenches, that we&rsquo;re resolving this, that we are moving on. And I&rsquo;m hoping that we can solve the greater fiscal challenges facing the nation by coming together.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 17:43:01 +0000 Michael Brindley 36871 at http://nhpr.org NH's Congressional Delegation Applauds Deal To End Shutdown Campgrounds In White Mountain National Forest Told To Close http://nhpr.org/post/campgrounds-white-mountain-national-forest-told-close <p></p><p></p><p>The operator of twenty-two campgrounds in The White Mountain National Forest has been told to close them.</p><p>&ldquo;We are directed now to close the gates as of Thursday the 10<sup>th</sup> unless something happens in Congress,&rdquo; said Kent Tower, the owner of Pro Sports of Campton.</p><p>Last week federal officials in Washington began notifying private businesses that operate campgrounds in national forests that they would have to close even though they provide water, sanitation and other services without help from federal employees.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:55:39 +0000 Chris Jensen 36349 at http://nhpr.org Campgrounds In White Mountain National Forest Told To Close Federal Shutdown Expands To Privately Run Campgrounds In National Forests http://nhpr.org/post/federal-shutdown-expands-privately-run-campgrounds-national-forests <p>The shutdown of the federal government is expanding to include privately run campgrounds in national forests across the country, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service said late Thursday.</p><p>&ldquo;We are in the process of shutting these operations down at facilities across the country due to the lapse in funding,&rdquo; wrote spokesman Leo Kay in an e-mail. &ldquo;Some closures have already taken place while others are still in progress.&rdquo;</p><p>That is expected to include twenty-two campgrounds in The White Mountain National Forest operated by Pro Sports Inc. of Campton.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 36162 at http://nhpr.org Federal Shutdown Expands To Privately Run Campgrounds In National Forests The Shutdown: Impact On Tourism And White Mountain National Forest http://nhpr.org/post/shutdown-impact-tourism-and-white-mountain-national-forest <p>The extent to which the federal shutdown will hurt the White Mountain National Forest &ndash; and tourism - will depend on how long the shutdown continues, says forest supervisor Tom Wagner.</p><p>Wagner says the current workforce &ndash; about 120 people &ndash; will be cut to sixteen.</p><p>That&rsquo;s to cover 800,000 acres.</p><p>People can still enjoy the views and the trails. But there&rsquo;s a question about facilities.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 10:43:10 +0000 Chris Jensen 35949 at http://nhpr.org The Shutdown: Impact On Tourism And White Mountain National Forest As Tourists Flock, Fed Shut Down Would Leave White Mountain National Forest Struggling http://nhpr.org/post/tourists-flock-fed-shut-down-would-leave-white-mountain-national-forest-struggling <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If the federal government shuts down at midnight it will affect the White Mountain National Forest at a time when many tourists are headed there for fall foliage.</span></p><p>The White Mountain National Forest covers about 800,000 acres and normally has about 120 full or part-time employees, says Tom Wagner, the forest supervisor.</p><p>If the federal government shuts down more than 100 of them will be off work.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:42:50 +0000 Chris Jensen 35910 at http://nhpr.org As Tourists Flock, Fed Shut Down Would Leave White Mountain National Forest Struggling The People's Forest http://nhpr.org/post/peoples-forest <div>“The People’s Forest” a new film about the White Mountain National Forest by filmmaker David Huntley premieres next Tuesday. The 48 minute documentary examines a dramatic period in the life of New Hampshire’s great woods from 1860 to 1910 and shows how the human forces that conspired to nearly destroy the land came together again to save it. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:34:16 +0000 Sean Hurley 31028 at http://nhpr.org The People's Forest White Mountain National Forest Warns of Water Danger http://nhpr.org/post/white-mountain-national-forest-warns-water-danger <p>With rain and thunderstorms expected today and tonight - and possibly later this week - The&nbsp;White Mountain National Forest is warning visitors to be wary of water.</p><p>“We don’t want them to underestimate the power of water,” said Tiffany Benna, a spokeswoman for The White Mountain National Forest.</p><p>Benna says heavy rain or a thunderstorm can result in surprising and dangerous changes in just a few hours.</p><p>“The water levels can change daily, even hourly,” she said.</p><p>So, a stream that was easily forded in the morning could become impassable a few hours later.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 17:21:28 +0000 Chris Jensen 30472 at http://nhpr.org Group Hopes To Raise $1 Million To Repair Forest Damage From Irene http://nhpr.org/post/group-hopes-raise-1-million-repair-forest-damage-irene <p>The White Mountain National Forest is getting some help with repairing damage done by Tropical Storm Irene.</p><p>NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/whitemountain">White Mountain National Forest </a>got some good news from the non-profit <a href="http://www.nationalforests.org/">National Forest Foundation </a>Wednesday.</p><p>That’s according to Tom Wagner,&nbsp;the White Mountain National Forest&nbsp;supervisor.</p><p>“They hope to raise a $1 million of private funds that would be matched by a $1 million of Forest Service funds.”</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 19:18:44 +0000 Chris Jensen 14098 at http://nhpr.org Group Hopes To Raise $1 Million To Repair Forest Damage From Irene Almost A Year Later, Still Coping With Irene's Damage http://nhpr.org/post/almost-year-later-still-coping-irenes-damage <p>It was a year ago at the end of this month that Tropical Storm Irene hit New Hampshire and when it comes to the White Mountain National Forest there are still plenty of unwelcome reminders.</p><p><em>Sound of ground-to-helicopter communications…</em></p><p>That’s Erin Lane and she’s making arrangements for a helicopter to make a sweeping turn and then hover over a clearing about two miles up the Zealand Trail in a part of Bethlehem that is within the White Mountain National Forest.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 10951 at http://nhpr.org Almost A Year Later, Still Coping With Irene's Damage The Croo of Greenleaf Hut: Fun at 4,220 feet http://nhpr.org/post/croo-greenleaf-hut-fun-4220-feet <p>New Hampshire&rsquo;s White Mountains are known for their fierce terrain and wild weather. But atop the high peaks, there are some comforts.</p><p>Since 1888, the Appalachian Mountain Club&rsquo;s high huts have provided hearty meals and a warm bunk for guests. Staff at the eight facilities carry up supplies, and also serve as educators and stewards of the alpine terrain.</p><p>To get a better feel for this unique summer job, we sent NHPR&rsquo;s Todd Bookman up to the Greenleaf Hut.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 9592 at http://nhpr.org The Croo of Greenleaf Hut: Fun at 4,220 feet New AMC Guide Editor: Irene Did Most Trail Damage In Decades http://nhpr.org/post/new-amc-guide-editor-irene-did-most-trail-damage-decades <p>Tropical Storm Irene&rsquo;s heavy rains did more serious damage to trails in the White Mountains than any storm in decades, says one of the authors of the new 29<sup>th&nbsp;</sup>edition of the <a href="http://www.outdoors.org/">Appalachian Mountain Club</a>&rsquo;s White Mountain Guide.</p><p>&ldquo;It was only a limited number of trails, but the ones that were damaged were damaged very badly,&rdquo; said editor <a href="http://www.blogger.com/profile/16403760631302934834">Steven Smith of Lincoln</a>. &ldquo;It was mainly restricted to the trails that run along streams.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:52:32 +0000 Chris Jensen 3644 at http://nhpr.org New AMC Guide Editor: Irene Did Most Trail Damage In Decades