PNW National Forest info now available via iOS, Android apps
PORTLAND, Ore. – June 29, 2018 – The USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region is excited to announce that the recently launched Pacific Northwest Forest Service recreation app is now available for devices using the Android and iOS mobile platforms.
The app serves as a complement to the Forest Service’s traditional website by offering a more mobile-friendly way of connecting to the outdoors. Based on a mapping interface that allows visitors to find recreational opportunities near them, the app provides information on hiking trails, camping, picnicking, boating areas, and more across 16 national forests, one national scenic area, and two national volcanic monuments in Oregon and Washington. The app also provides other important information on passes and fees, visitor center locations and office hours, and alerts on fires and road closures.
“This mobile app is one of many ways we are trying to do our part to be good neighbors and support both the communities we serve and the recreation users who visit,” said Jim Peña, Pacific Northwest Regional Forester. “We heard people want more mobile-friendly ways of getting their hiking, camping, and other recreation information, and this app delivers just that.”
An iOS version of the app was released in May and already has nearly 10,000 downloads with a 4.7 rating in the Apple app store.
The Pacific Northwest Region consists of 16 National Forests, 59 District Offices, a National Scenic Area, and a National Grassland – comprising 24.7 million acres in Oregon and Washington and employing approximately 3,550 people. To learn more about the USDA Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest, please visit www.fs.usda.gov/r6.
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region staff