WILLOWS, Calif; Aug. 10, 2016 – The Mendocino National Forest is excited to announce its official mobile tour app is now available to the public. The forest is providing this app for visitors to take a self-guided tour of the forest, discover recreational opportunities, learn more about natural and cultural sites and locate areas of interest.

By downloading the app, forest visitors can plan their trip on the go or in between recreational activities. Once the content is downloaded onto a visitor's device the information can be accessed at any time. Ann Carlson, Mendocino National Forest Supervisor says, “The app helps the Mendocino National Forest harness the power of mobile technology and reach a wide audience interested in visiting the forest. We encourage our users to tell us about their mobile tour experience.” There is a survey within the app for users to provide feedback which will help the forest continue to improve the service.

Currently, there are four sites that users can tour including the Rattlesnake Memorial, Pine Mountain Lookout, Pinnacle Rock, and Chico Seed Orchard plus one informational site about Tule elk and another about fire restrictions. The forest plans to add additional sites in the future.   

Visitors can download the app from the App Store or Google Play: iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mendocino-national-forest/id1257881345?ls=1&mt=8Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.toursphere.mendonf

This app is developed in partnership with OnCell and is one of many upcoming apps that are part of a new program to assist National Forests in providing free educational mobile tours. OnCell is the leading digital storytelling platform for cultural destinations and other interesting places. More information about OnCell can be found on its website at www.oncell.com.

Source: Mendocino NF launches mobile tour app

John Stewart
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