Our mobile app has been embraced here on the Cleveland National Forest and we are using its full potential to help our visitors and communities around us. We have been utilizing the push alerts to notify visitors and residents of the status of new fires, locations, evacuation notices, and road closures. I have no doubt that because we have had so many app downloads, the alerts and the app have helped reach users and save lives on these trails as well as tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars.
Provide forest information when visitors are offline, allowing them to plan their trip on the go or in between recreational activities. With native apps, all the content is downloaded onto a visitor's device, allowing them to access the information at anytime. Instant, unlimited updates provide the most up to date information, allowing you to make changes based on seasons and answer the most frequently asked questions.
Allow visitors to discover recreational opportunities, learn more about natural and cultural sites, and locate visitor centers. Provide directions with GPS and interactive offline maps and detail trail locations, descriptions, and amenities.
Leverage your app as a communication tool. Send out time sensitive information such as safety alerts or events with push notifications. Provide visitors with up to date information by integrating your existing news and events RSS feeds. One-touch calling to Visitor Centers, Ranger Stations, and existing info lines allow visitor to easily contact your destination. Include surveys which allow visitors to give feedback on their experience and report hazards they encounter.
You choose whether to offer your app on the web, Apple or Google Play stores. So many options. Something for everyone.
Rio Grande, PR, United States
The official app of the El Yunque National Forest this app provides exclusive tours and content created by El Yunque's educational Interpreters and Rangers. Featuring audio, image galleries, historic imagery, and GPS maps, the app tells the story of the rich El Yunque landscape through the eyes and words of those dedicated to preserving it. In addition to a mobile tour, use this app for easy access to valuable visitor information, including location and way-finding information, alerts and events, and recreational opportunities. A GPS map allows visitors to explore our forest and locate nearby points of interest while a static area map also helps orient you when connectivity is not available.
Flagstaff, AZ, United States
The official app of the Coconino National Forest provides exclusive tours and content created by Coconino's educational Interpreters and Rangers. Featuring audio, image galleries, historic imagery, and GPS maps, the app tells the story of the rich landscape through the eyes and words of those dedicated to preserving it. The app features include GPS mapping, and events and news.
Washington, DC, United States
This official app is a portal for exploring the diverse lands and heritage sites managed by the U.S. Forest Service. The USFS app allows you to discover forests near you and can help you explore each destination's points of interest. Each forest destination can be downloaded individually from the portal, allowing you to stay up to date with your favorite destinations through push notifications alerts for closures and events. You can expect additional forests to be added to this app over time, as the U.S. Forest Service continues its commitment to provide exciting and relevant visitor information. This app remains the perfect companion for any avid explorer!
Durango, CO, United States
The official app of the San Juan National Forest provides exclusive tours and content created by San Juan’s educational Interpreters and Rangers. In addition to a mobile tour, the app allows for easy access to valuable visitor information, including location and way-finding information, alerts and events, and recreational opportunities. The best part about downloading this app from the store is that you will have access to the tour and information even when there is no cell coverage in the forest.
San Diego, SA, United States
In eight different languages the official app of the Cleveland National Forest takes accessibility to a whole new level. Use this app to plan your trip and make the most of your visit by having access to exclusive audio, historic imagery, image galleries and mapping with alerts.
Downloading this app from the store will allow you to access the tour and information even when there is no cell coverage in the forest.