Tropical Storm Irene http://nhpr.org en 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 One Year Out, Hardest Hit by Irene Make Slow Comeback http://nhpr.org/post/one-year-out-hardest-hit-irene-make-slow-comeback <p>A year ago Tropical Storm Irene devastated parts of Northern New Hampshire.&nbsp;One hard-hit&nbsp;business was the <a href="http://www.crawfordnotch.com/">Crawford Notch&nbsp;campground</a>, which was cut off from the rest of the&nbsp;state for three days by the storm.</p><p>Campground owner, Richard Garabedian, watched Tropical Storm Irene wash away 1.6 acres of his riverside campground, and the only roads that connected his business to the rest of the state.</p><p>He chuckles and says, "I still don’t sleep when it rains."</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 09:30:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 11519 at http://nhpr.org One Year Out, Hardest Hit by Irene Make Slow Comeback Irene Recovery Focuses On How To Minimize Future Damage http://nhpr.org/post/irene-recovery-focuses-how-minimize-future-damage <p>One year after Tropical Storm Irene, the recovery process is still in high gear. &nbsp;<br><br>It’s partly about pounding nails and painting walls, but it’s also about planning – and deciding what can be done to minimize the devastation of future storms.<br><br>Peter Edlund’s office has four wheels and gets about 40 miles to the gallon. &nbsp;<br><br>As construction analyst for Central Vermont Community Action, Edlund oversees the work of rebuilding homes around the state damaged by Irene.&nbsp; He spends his days in his car and today he’s in Moretown.<br> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Steve Zind, VPR News 11518 at http://nhpr.org Irene Recovery Focuses On How To Minimize Future Damage 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 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 White Mountain National Forest Gets $4 Million - But Still Falls Short For Irene Repairs http://nhpr.org/post/white-mountain-national-forest-gets-4-million-still-falls-short-irene-repairs <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The White Mountain National Forest will be getting $4 million in federal funds to repair road and bridge damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene. &nbsp;But that will still leave the enormous recreational area well short of what it needs, an official said.</p><p>It is still a bit of good news for the economy of the North Country.</p><p>Some of the work will be done by WMNF crews but help from outside contractors will be needed, said Tiffany Benna, a spokeswoman for the WMNF.</p><p>The money is available from the Federal Highway Administration, said spokesman Doug Hecox.</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 19:56:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 2570 at http://nhpr.org