White Mountain National Forest

2017 Volunteer Opportunities

27 June 2017

These opportunities cover all districts

2017 Video Overview

Opportunity Flyer Info                                                        How to Volunteer

Trailhead Steward                                                                 2017 signup and training are complete.  Please consider another WMNF opportunity

Back Country Patrol                                                              2017 signup and training are complete.  Please consider another WMNF opportunity

Trail Adopter                                                                          See contact on Flyer (While training is complete, help out another adopter anytime!)

Visitor Information Services                                                 Campton & Lincoln Signup

Historical Site Interpreters                                                    Signup

Front Country Patrol                                                              See Contact on Flyer

Wood Shop / Trail Sign Construction                                  See Contact on Flyer

Adopt a Shelter or Tent Site                                                 Use Front Country Patrol Flyer contacts

Fish, Wildlife and Plant Assistant NEW 4/17                     Maintaining wildlife openings (See Bill Tarkulich)

Facilities Maintenance                                                         John Marunowski                         

More!                                                                                     Volunteer opportunities posted on the official WMNF web page

Video Overview    - Plymouth, March 28, 2017

 

 

Many partners including the AMC, RMC and local organizations provide valuable contributions, conducting trail maintenance and construction as well as other activities.  That said, the number of volunteer needs continues to increase as Forest Service staffing continues to be reduced.  Please consider a day, a few days or more to give back for all the days we spend enjoying the WMNF.  Thank you!

Calendar

March

March 12 - Volunteer Opportunities in the White Mountains, NH AMC Paddlers meeting

March 28 - Volunteer Opportunities in the White Mountains, Conway Public Library, 15 Greenwood Avenue, Conway, NH 6:00 pm

March 28 - Volunteer Opportunities in the White Mountains, Pearson Public Library, 1 Russell Street Plymouth, NH 6:00 pm

April

April 8 - Trailhead Steward and Patrol Training (mandatory), WMNF Headquarters, Campton NH, pre-registration required Signup  

April 15 - Trailhead Steward and Patrol program begins for Self-Supporting Stewards* 

May

May 20 - Trailhead Steward and Patrol programs begins for all stewards < COMING NEXT

May 20 - Trail Adopter Training, Pemi Districts (mandatory)* < COMING NEXT

May 20 - Trail Adopter Training, Saco Districts (mandatory)*

May 13 - Volunteer Campground tour and improvement team meeting (See Bill Tar kulich)

June

June 3 - Trail Adopter Training, Pemi Districts (mandatory)*

June 4 - Trail Adopter Training, Saco Districts (mandatory)*

June 10 National Get Outdoors Day (fee-free day)

July

Late-July Forest-wide Potluck/Barbeque

October

October 30 - Trailhead Stewards and Patrol programs end

Year-round Volunteer Activities

  • Visitor Information Services

  • Wood Shop

  • Front Country Patrol

2018

WMNF 100 Year Anniversary

* - Trail Adopters need only to attend one day.  All day sessions are identical in content.  You must register at least 7 days in advance.

* - Self-supporting stewards are volunteers who no longer need mentoring and are comfortable staffing a trailhead solo.

Way Cool News Media Coverage!

"TRAILHEAD STEWARDS HELP REDUCE SEARCH AND RESCUES IN WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST" Berlin Daily Sun, June 23, 2017 (pdf)

"At White Mountain trailheads, volunteers work to save lives", Concord Monitor, April 7, 2017 (pdf)

"Six ways to volunteer in the White Mountains', Concord Monitor, April 8, 2017 (pdf)

Central NH Chamber of Commerce Article Reprint, March 2017 (pdf)

NH F&G 2017 Mt. Madison Search and Rescue, North Woods Law, Season 8, Episode 2 video clip (mp4)

 

TRAIL ADOPTERS

Adopt-a-Trail Manual (2001 version)

Trails, Tent sites and Shelters needing adoption - as of April 9, 2017

ORPHANED TRAILS

PEMIGIWASSET DISTRICT (Campton)

The following is the list of orphaned Trails in the WMNF Pemigewasset District as of 4/14/17. Contact Bruce Richards,  bruce4trails@gmail.com.
Trail/Mileage

  • Carr Mt – Warren Side 2.9

  • Cherry Mt. Jeep (East side) 3.5

  • East Side 5.1 Jewell – Above Jewell Spur 2.6

  • Lincoln Brook (from OH) 3.5

  • Lincoln Brook (to OH) 3.4

  • Lincoln Woods 3.0

  • Lincoln Woods Interpretive 0.3

  • North Twin 4.3

  • Old Skidder Trail 0.8

  • Pine Flats 0.8

  • Skookumchuck 4.3

  • Tunnel Brook 4.1

  • Westside 0.9

ANDRO DISTRICT (Gorham) ORPHAN TRAILS

The following is the list of orphaned Trails in the WMNF Androscoggin District as of 3/16/17  Contact Helon Hoffer, hhoffer@fs.fed.us

  • Albany Mountain (south) Trail

  • Bickford Brook Trail

  • Bunnell Notch Trail

  • Devil’s Hopyard

  • Gulfside Trail

  • Hayes Copp XC

  • Landing Camp Trail

  • Ledge Trail

  • Miles Notch Trail

  • North Carter Trail

  • Pine Mountain Trail

  • Rattle River Trail

  • Shelburne Trail

  • Spruce Hill Trail

  • Town Line Brook Trail

  • Unknown Pond Trail

  • Wheeler Brook Trail

  • York Pond Trail

SACO DISTRICT (Conway) ORPHAN TRAILS

The following is the list of orphaned Trails in the WMNF Saco District as of 4/10/17.  Contact Cristen Bailey cristinbailey@fs.fed.us

  • ATTITASH TRAIL-Table to Diana’s

  • BASIN TRAIL

  • BRUNEL TRAIL

  • COLD BROOK TRAIL-above Evergreen Link

  • DRY RIVER TRAIL-above Mt Clinton jct

  • GUINEA POND TRAIL-Sandwich side to height of land

  • HANCOCK NOTCH TRAIL-Sawyer side to height of land

  • LIVERMORE TRAIL-Kancamangus side to height of land

  • MCCRILLIS TRAIL

  • MOAT MOUNTAIN TRAIL

  • MOUNT CLINTON TRAIL

  • PINE BEND BROOK TRAIL

  • RAINBOW TRAIL

  • ROCKY BRANCH TRAIL-Shelter #- to Rt 16

  • SQUARE LEDGE BRANCH TRAIL

  • WILD RIVER TRAIL-Bog Brook to Perkin’s Notch

  • WINNIWETA FALLS TRAIL

ORPHANED SHELTERS AND TENT SITES

ANDROSCOGGIN (Gorham) ORPHAN SHELTER AND TENT SITES   

  • Valley Way(Mt Madison)

  • Osgood

  • Clam Rock (and various others in the Great Gulf)

  • Unknown Pond (Kilkenny)

  • Perkins Notch

  • Blue Brook

  • Spruce Brook (in the Wild River Wilderness)

PEMIGEWASSET (Campton) ORPHAN SHELTER AND TENT SITES

Contact John Marunowski, jmarunowski@fs.fed.us

  • Three Ponds Shelter

  • Coppermine Shelter

  • Franconia Brook Tentsite (Caretaker Opportunity)

SACO (Conway) ORPHAN SHELTER AND TENT SITES

Contact Dylan Alden, dalden@fs.fed.us

  • Camp Penacook Shelter--- 3.1 miles from the trailhead on Piper Trail

  • Dry River Shelter #3-6.3 miles from the trailhead on the Dry River Trail

  • Flat Mountain Pond Shelter-4.8 miles from trailhead from the Bennet Street Trailhead

  • Kearsarge Fire Tower- 3.1 miles from trailhead on the N. Kearsarge Trail

  • Langdon Shelter- 2.9 miles from the trailhead on the Mt Langdon Trail

  • Liberty Cabin- 3.3 miles from the trailhead on Liberty Trail

  • Mountain Pond Shelter- 1 mile in from trailhead on Mountain Pond trail (summer only)

  • Province Pond Shelter-1.6 miles in from trailhead on Province Pond Trail

  • Rocky Branch Shelter #1-2 miles in from trailhead on Rocky Branch Trail from Jericho Road

  • South Baldface Shelter-2.3 miles in on the Baldface Circle Trail (south side of loop trail)

  • Sawyer Pond Shelter -1.5 miles from Sawyer River Road Trailhead

 

FREQUENTLY ACCESSED SITES

FOTHS Facebook Page

THS Google Groups (restricted)

WMNF Volunteers FB (closed)

NH Trail Workers FB

North Wood Law New Hampshire

How to Signup

Volunteer.gov Home Page Logo

  National Forest Foundation logo
   

         

For More information

The Green Team 2017

bill@tarkulich.com, 781 799 2930