About My Woods, a free smartphone app, is now available for download. The app is currently focused on Connecticut, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island & Vermont and they're exploring ways to expand the app to other states and regions. Please feel free to share this beyond these states – and let them know where they should look to bring the app to more landowners.
Developed to help family forest landowners learn more about their land and connect to professionals who can help them, About My Woods is a great way to connect with the information that landowners need.
One of the unique features of the app is the ability of a landowner to pinpoint a spot on the map – either where they are located or any other spot in the region – and access maps and information specific to that location.
Maps include soils, land cover type, watershed and satellite view, providing users with instant and mobile access to information specific to individual parcels and locations. With complete coverage in the four state region, landowners can access maps specific to their interests.
In addition to maps, the About My Woods app helps find local professionals – including state forestry educators, landowner organizations, Tree Farm committees, and land trusts active in the region.
Available for both Android and iPhones (and tablets), you can access the app by going to the App Store (Apple) or Play Store (Android) and simply typing “About My Woods” in the search bar.
Developed by NEFA
The North East State Foresters Association (NEFA) is the state foresters of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York working in cooperation with USDA Forest Service. This app is designed to assist woodland owners with understanding their woods and the options for managing it, by providing basic information and connecting them with forest professionals who can assist. App development funded by a grant from the USDA Forest Service. NEFA complies with federal nondiscrimination policy and is an equal opportunity provider.