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Planning to visit the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest? Have an iPhone? Try downloading a free phone app that will help you explore the trail system of this state forest. Visit www.discoverycenter.net/nh-al-trail-iphone-app.html for a download link. Also visit dnr.wi.gov/wnrmag/2011/08/nhal.htm for an article in the Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine about the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest as you plan your visit to this 225,000-acre gem located in Vilas, Oneida and Iron Counties.

Here are a few more free nature-related smart phone apps you may find useful as you explore Wisconsin’s forests:

NatureFind (iPhone only) - Find the closest parks, forests and nature centers.

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Trailhead by The North Face (Free – iPhone only) - Uses your current location to tell you the nearest hiking trails.

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WildObs Observer (iPhone and Android) - Identify wildlife species and report sightings to the National Wildlife Federation.

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Sci.Spy - A wildlife photography and observation application.

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Project NOAH (iPhone and Android) - Nature observation application that allows you to upload flora and fauna.

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iNaturalist - App automatically fills in the date and your location when you log your wildlife sightings.

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LeafSnap - Uses facial recognition software to identify tree leaves.

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TreeBook - Has 100 of the most common trees in North America as a helpful resource guide.

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