APPL's members represent  the wide array of nonprofit public land partners who help educate and engage visitors with the hope that they will become active stewards, helping care for and protect America's treasured spaces.

Fast Facts About APPL Members

  • 81 member organizations serving over 500 public lands sites nationwide
  • All are IRS 501(c)(3) organizations
  • 81% serve NPS sites; 34% serve USDAFS sites; 23% serve BLM sites; 21% serve State Park sites; 11% serve USFWS sites; 6% serve USACE sites; 8% serve Reclamation and USGS sites. 50% serve multiple partners.
  • 76% manage retail on public lands
  • 39% provide one or more free visitor publications
  • 60% publish interpretive products in cooperation with their agency partners
  • 85% have membership programs and/or do other types of fundraising
  • 56% conduct educational programs or field institutes
  • 43% have volunteer programs
  • More than $70 million contributed per year in financial and in-kind support to agency partners

APPL Member List

A-C | D-F | G-I | J-O | P-R | S-Z

Alaska Geographic
Arizona Natural History Association
Badlands Natural History Association
Big Bend Natural History Association
Black Hills Parks and Forests Association
Bryce Canyon Natural History Association
Cabrillo National Monument Foundation
Canyonlands Natural History Association
Capitol Reef Natural History Association

Carlsbad Caverns Guadalupe Mountains Association
Carver Birthplace Association
Colorado National Monument Association
Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association
Crater Lake Natural History Association
Craters of the Moon Natural History Association
Death Valley Natural History Association
Devils Tower Natural History Association
Discover Your Northwest

Dixie / Arizona Strip Interpretive Association
Eastern National
Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association
Everglades Association
Fort Laramie Historical Association
Friends of Acadia

Friends of Aztec Ruins National Monument
Friends of Big Bend National Park
Friends of Black Rock High Rock

Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Friends of Independence National Historical Park
Friends of Minute Man National Park

Friends of Pompeys Pillar
Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway
Glacier National Park Conservancy
Glen Canyon Natural History Association
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Grand Canyon Association
Grand Teton Association
Great Smoky Mountains Association
Harpers Ferry Historical Association

Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association
Hiawatha Interpretive Association
Intermountain Natural History Association
Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Association
Jefferson National Parks Association
Joshua Tree National Park Association
Lassen Association
Lewis & Clark National Park Association
Manzanar History Association
Mesa Verde Museum Association
Mount Rushmore National Memorial Society and History Association
Mount St. Helens Institute
National Association for Interpretation*

National First Ladies' Library
National Park Foundation*
National Parks Conservation Association*
Nevada Outdoor School
Ocmulgee National Monument Association
Our Lands & Waters Foundation

Pacific Historic Parks
Petrified Forest Museum Association
Point Reyes National Seashore Association
Public Lands Institute, UNLV*
Public Lands Interpretive Association
Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association
Redwood Parks Association
Rocky Mountain Conservancy
Santa Monica Mountains Fund
Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association
Sequoia Natural History Association
Shenandoah National Park Association
Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods
Student Conservation Association*
Tahoe Heritage Foundation
Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association
Western Maryland Interpretive Association
Western National Parks Association
Yellowstone Association
Yosemite Conservancy
Zion Natural History Association

*Nonprofit Ally Members