The White Mountains Interpretive Association (WMIA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 member-driven organization that promotes and funds historic, scientific, educational, and interpretive programs on the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF).
Annual membership dues, charitable donations, proceeds from the sale of maps, books, and other educational items at National Forest Visitor Centers, and public grants are used to underwrite interpretive endeavors on the National Forest, including summer campground programs, educational publications, and summer seasonal interpreters.
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WMIA Receives 2015 Forest Service Enduring Service Award - 30 Years!
The White Mountains Interpretive Association was the recipient of the Enduring Service Award, Honorable Mention, from the US Forest Service, Eastern Region, describingWMIA as “a valued partner for over 30 years”.
Over the years, this board has dedicated countless volunteer hours to promote and fund historic, scientific, educational and interpretive programs on the White Mountain National Forest. From retail sales, membership, donations and grants, WMIA has consistently supported living interpretation at the historical Russell Colbath House, campground programs serving hundreds of campers every year, interpretations across the Forest, conservation education programs and materials and has been a source of committed volunteers. With a particular interest in two of our historical buildings, WMIA has been a committed partner in opening and closing these sites as well as carefully maintaining and preserving their historical character. Without their commitment, support and outreach, the Forest would not be able to offer the existing programs and staffing.
Organizations that Partner with White Mountains Interpretive Association
AMC Cold River Camp- AMC Cold River Camp has been providing an authentic New England hiking camp experience since 1919. Located in Cold River Valley, White Mountain National Forest. AMC Cold River Camp helps to support the running of the Brickett House in Evans Notch Maine.
Chatham Trails Association (CTA)- The mission of the CTA is to support and maintain safe use and stewardship of the Evans Notch region of New Hampshire and Maine. The Chatham Trails Association helps to support the running of the Brickett House in Evans Notch Maine.
Passaconaway Valley Civic Association (PVCA)- A homeowners association of approximately 70 home sites in Passaconaway Valley . This Association helps to support the running of the Colbath House.
Pequawket Foundation-The mission of the Pequawket Foundation is to provide grant funding to local organizations who enhance the quality of life, and preserve the beauty, culture, environment, and heritage of the Mount Washington Valley region. The Pequawket Foundation provided WMIA with a grant to aid in the establishment of the Boulder Loop Interpretive Trail.
Pro Sports- Pro Sport, Inc. has been a campground concessionaire for the White Mt. National Forest since 1992. Pro Sports assists in funding the Saturday Night Programs at three locations in the White Mountain National Forest. These educational programs are scheduled weekly on Saturday night during the summer and early fall. The programs are jointly sponsored by the WMIA and the White Mountain National Forest.
White Mountain National Forest- The WMIA is a non-profit 501(c)3 partner of the White Mountain National Forest. The WMIA operates three stores at Ranger Stations in Conway, Campton, and Gorham NH. All profits from these three stores are returned to the White Mountain National Forest in the form of Grants. WMIA members volunteer in the stores and assist as Volunteer Interpreters at the Brickett and Colbath Historic Homes.