Tom Wagner http://nhpr.org en 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 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