White Mountains Issues


Conservation issues that impact the landscape of the New Hampshire White Mountains. This work covers human impact in the White Mountain National Forest.


Mount Tecumseh, 4000 Footers Hiking List

Waterville Valley, New Hampshire Autumn
Mount Tecumseh, 4,000 Footers Hiking List - On the same day that I publicized my Owl’s Head, Conserving Wilderness article, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) posted an article about some of the mountains on the White Mountain 4,000 footers hiking list may not be over 4,000 feet. Being over 4,000 feet is one of the requirements for a mountain to be on the list. While our articles focus on different mountains on the hiking list, they both suggest that the ...

Owl’s Head, Conserving Wilderness

Owls Head - White Mountains, New Hampshire
Owl’s Head, Conserving Wilderness - This remote mountain in the western region of the Pemigewasset Wilderness creates much debate. Established in 1984 under the New Hampshire Wilderness Act, the 45,000-acre Pemigewasset Wilderness is managed under the National Wilderness Preservation System and the Wilderness Act. Considered to be one of the greatest conservation laws ever passed, the Wilderness Act has protected over 109 million acres across the United States. The controversy isn’t really about Owl’s Head its about the management of ...

A Wilderness Bridge vs. an Alpine Zone Hotel

Tropical Storm Irene - New Hampshire, Thoreau Falls Trail
A Wilderness Bridge vs. an Alpine Zone Hotel - Talk throughout the White Mountains and New England has been about a proposal made by the Cog Railway to “possibly” build a hotel and restaurant on the side of Mount Washington. The proposal itself has created disbelief among many. And I have to admit that I am still shocked that a group would even consider damaging the fragile alpine...[Continue reading] ...

Mittersill Terrain Improvement Project

Mittersill Mountain - Franconia, New Hampshire
Mittersill Terrain Improvement Project - Over the last few years, Cannon Mountain and the Franconia Ski Club have been working on an improvement project to better the ski terrain on Mittersill Terrain. The focus of the project is to create a world-class training and racing slope on Baron’s Run. Based on the little I know abut the project, it seems like it will benefit the ski area....[Continue reading] ...

Help Conserve Dixville Notch

Dixville Notch, New Hampshire - Autumn
The Balsams Grand Resort - Dixville Notch, NH A important conservation campaign is currently taken place to protect 5,800 acres surrounding the Balsams Grand Hotel Resort in Dixville Notch, NH. If you are unaware of the issue checkout the included links. The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests has a deadline of January 15 to raise $850,000 that is needed to acquire conservation restrictions and a power line right of way on lands surrounding the Balsams. To date ...