Forest Service Seeking Public Input on WMNF Timber Harvest Plans

Jan 28, 2020

The Forest Service welcomes public input at a meeting tonight on some upcoming logging and trail work near Waterville Valley.

Federal officials are planning a round of activities for the southeastern edge of the White Mountain National Forest.

Saco District Ranger Jim Innes says the parcel hasn't seen this kind of attention since the 1990s.

Credit Forest Service / USDA.gov

He'll be at the library in Center Sandwich tonight at 6:30 to hear neighbors' thoughts and concerns about how to plan the work.

"The people that know the woods in an area the best, or the forest land the best, are the people who live there," he says. "There's so much information that they can convey to us, because we're not running around the woods down there all the time like they are."

One kind of useful comment, he says, is on how timber harvest might affect residents' views.

The formal management proposal for the area is due out next year.