WMNF Celebrates 100th Birthday

The White Mountain National Forest is known as "The People's Forest" and celebrates its 100th birthday in 2018.

Protect Mount Washington – 2017 Year in Review

Update on the Protect Mount Washington campaign, the Mount Washington Cog Railway’s proposed hotel, and the recent unpermitted snowcat road.

Letter to Coos County Commissioners on Cog Railway Snowcat Road

Keep the Whites Wild has mailed a letter to the Coos County Commissioners regarding the Cog Railway's snowcat road.

Alpine Zone Wildflowers & Mid June 2017 Update

The month of June brings a spectacular display of wildflowers in the alpine zone on Mount Washington and photographer Anne Skidmore Russell was recently on the mountain to capture the view.

Explore: Keep the Whites Wild

A new organization is bringing awareness to proposed development that threatens fragile ecosystems and iconic views in the White Mountains.

May 2017 Update

The Mount Washington Commission met on April 28, 2017 and several news outlets recently published information related to the Cog Railway. From the Berlin Daily Sun article, Presby family buys the Mt. Washington Cog Railway from partners: Wayne explained that a number of improvements are already on the docket as well as a plan to build a seasonal…


New Englanders, unlike people in the Cascades or Colorado, don’t have another set of mountains they can turn to when one becomes overcrowded or too popular. We have buildings enough. Please don’t add any more.

Conservation Groups Unite to Block Alpine Hotel on Mount Washington

Keep the Whites Wild has mailed a letter to the Coos County Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals opposing a hotel on Mount Washington.

Statement on Proposed Cog Railway Hotel by New Hampshire’s Conservation Community

New Hampshire's conservation community, including The Nature Conservancy and AMC, releases statement opposing the proposed Cog Railway hotel.

Access Fund and Protect Mount Washington

The Access Fund recently posted about the Protect Mount Washington campaign on their website: “Alpine habitats are limited in the Northeast region, and construction of a hotel in this fragile alpine zone of Mount Washington would have significant environmental impact. Furthermore, it would degrade the visitor experience, as the hotel would be visible from numerous points in…
Mount Washington summit from the Great Gulf Headwall. Photo by David Govatski.

Ammonoosuc Chapter of New Hampshire Audubon Opposes Cog Railway Hotel

In mid December of 2016, the Ammonoosuc Chapter of New Hampshire Audubon released a statement regarding the proposed Cog Railway hotel on Mount Washington. The statement is reproduced below courtesy David Govatski. To: Coos County Planning Board From: Ammonoosuc Chapter of New Hampshire Audubon Regarding: The proposed luxury hotel in the alpine zone on Mount…
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2017 Waterman Fund Alpine Essay Contest

2017 Waterman Fund Alpine Essay Contest - emerging writers are asked to offer and explore stories of what humans build in wild places.