APPL offers educational programming and training through a variety of delivery methods, enabling its member organizations and agency partners to build capacity. Backed by the field experiences of its membership, best practices in nonprofit management, and an understanding of the policies guiding public-private partnerships within the context of public lands agencies, APPL has developed a strong, effective knowledge base that is widely recognized across the public lands industry.


Through the convention and trade show, online learning, customized training/workshops, and organizational reviews and assessments, APPL maintains the highest standards in its educational programming. Its annual partnership convention, the premier event in the nation for the public lands community, consistently offers exceptional sessions and workshops for nonprofit and agency leadership and staff. With over 35 years’ experience, APPL is without peer in providing informative and enlightening training and programs designed to meet the needs of nonprofit public lands organizations and partnering agencies.