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  1. WMNF Volunteer Information Sessions March 25, 26, 28, 2019

    Monday March 25, 2019 Rochester Public Library, 65 South Main St, Rochester NH 6:30pm
    Tuesday March 26, 2019 Littleton Public Library 92 Main Street, Littleton, New Hampshire 5:30pm
    Thursday March...
  2. Trailhead Steward Training - Preventative Search and Rescue (PSAR) April 6 2019

    Looking a few good passionate hikers willing to devote a few hours each week to prevent unnecessary search and rescue missions.

    Trailhead hiker intervention has proven to increase hiker...
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    Smart choice. Best choice. Nice to see some...

    Smart choice. Best choice. Nice to see some common sense for safety's sake. Just sayin' that there are too many people who don't turn back and end up calling 911. Thank you!
  4. When I took on the trail, it was as lost as...

    When I took on the trail, it was as lost as Hubbard Brook Tr
    It had no maintenance for seven years. We began from the east. Mostly tackling thousands of puckerbush. The heavy crew came in and...
  5. Ok, I'll bite. I'm the maintainer for the entire...

    Ok, I'll bite. I'm the maintainer for the entire length of the HNT, for the past 2.5 years. I can't argue with your trail characterizations. What i can offer is some background color.
    - While it...
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    How do I add an event to the calendar?

    Thanks,
    Bill
  7. White Mountain National Forest Trail Steward Annual Training, April 7, 2018

    Please join us for our annual trailhead and backcountry steward training session on April 7th. Registration will take place from 8 - 8:30 a.m. where we will handle check-in and paper work The...
  8. Presentation, Volunteering in the White Mountain National Forest (Spring 2018

    Did you know that the White Mountain National Forest has a volunteer program to reduce the 100 Search and Rescue annual missions that occur in the 800,000-acre forest?

    Did you know the majority of...
  9. Please help the Forest Service inventory the Halloween storm damage (2017)

    Dear Partner, Volunteer, or Trail Enthusiast:

    You’re receiving this email because you are a trail partner, volunteer, or trail enthusiast on the White Mountain National Forest, and the Forest...
  10. Wildlife clearing maintenance in the White Mountains

    We still are looking for a leader for our Wildlife Clearing maintenance work. We're basically just clearing moderate sized new growth from mowed areas in the forests. There is one area on the Kanc...
  11. Wildlife clearing maintenance in the White Mountains

    We still are looking for a leader for our Wildlife Clearing maintenance work. We're basically just clearing moderate sized new growth from mowed areas in the forests. There is one area on the Kanc...
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    I've noticed that black flies will not get in my...

    I've noticed that black flies will not get in my eyes if Ihave glasses on. Apparently they come in on a straight trajectory.

    BTW, I swear by the two-sided deer fly sticky tape. I have harvested...
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    It didn't work for me. Just goes to show that...

    It didn't work for me. Just goes to show that how a body's chemistry interacts with various subtances can make a repellant more or less effective. Much like perfume, that may have a different...
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    Thanks Raven. I'm fortunate that for the past...

    Thanks Raven.
    I'm fortunate that for the past year I've been "semi-retired" and have put in several hundred hours of volunteer work, largely administrative during the winter months. But it gave...
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    Volunteering in the WMNF

    Some of you are aware of my efforts as a volunteer to recruit a lot more volunteers forest-wide. The deeper I dig, the more I find. The FS dreams of many volunteers, but doesn't have the staff to...
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    This strikes me as a time when a Spot Beacon...

    This strikes me as a time when a Spot Beacon would have utility. You could fire it off and include the "I'm OK" status. This would save a SAR response.

    I have an ACR beacon, so I can only summon...
  17. Presentation: White Mountain National Forest Volunteer Opportunities (Plymouth)

    This is a repeat of the February Chelmsford, MA session.

    Did you know that New Hampshire Fish and Game conducts over 200 Search and Rescue missions each year and more than half of those rescues...
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    WMNF is looking for volunteers to help obliterate...

    WMNF is looking for volunteers to help obliterate our 100-sign backlog. There is a computerized router, but basic woodworking skills are also required. The workshop is in Campton at headquarters. ...
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    It's no longer PC to shoot at hikers. ;)

    It's no longer PC to shoot at hikers. ;)
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    Thank you trash pickers!

    On behalf of the WMNF Rangers, Stewards, Adopters and Patrol, we want to thank each of you who take a moment to pick up some litter, move a branch or do other things in consideration of your fellow...
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    Hiking in the Sandwich wilderness area yesterday....

    Hiking in the Sandwich wilderness area yesterday. I had an orange cap, we put an orange "scarf" on the dog. The scarf only benefitted us when we were trying to see where the dog had gone off to! ...
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    Hunting in the Whites - Hunters are about.

    "Hunting is allowed on all White Mountain National Forest Lands including Wilderness areas pursuant to state regulations. State hunting licenses are required to hunt on National Forest land. Hunting...
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    Sticky: I checked today. All the USFS roads are open. ...

    I checked today. All the USFS roads are open. Bear Notch is under control of NH, and they closed that already.

    We put in a suggestion to update the WMNF web page road closure status with a...
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    You're right of course. Mea culpa... :(

    You're right of course. Mea culpa... :(
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    Sticky: It's my understanding that Bear Notch is...

    It's my understanding that Bear Notch is maintained by the state, though I can't find any info on nhdot about it, nor any closings posted on the wmnf page. So it doesn't surprise me the state would...
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