The Public Lands Alliance, formerly known as the Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL), has worked to foster and advance its members, the nonprofit partners of America's public lands, since 1977. We began as a conference of cooperating associations that partnered with the National Park Service, yet today, our membership encompasses nonprofit organizations of all shapes and sizes that enrich the diversity of our public lands.
In March 2016, we renamed our organization to the Public Lands Alliance. The Public Lands Alliance captures the essence of our organization - a unified, powerful community dedicated to the preservation, enrichment and enjoyment of America's most treasured places. This new name aligns our external identity with our evolution as the national voice for nonprofit public lands partners -- a leader in growing effective and successful partnerships and a vital network for nonprofit leaders and land managers.