Member News


APPL Members in the News:

July 2014:

Grand Canyon Association and the National Park Service (in association with Bristlecone Media) partnered to create the video podcast series, "Grand Canyon in Depth." The videos explore the natural and human history of the Grand Canyon National Park. The series features park rangers, scientists and historians as they take us beyond the rim of the Canyon.

Portland Parks Foundation found a fun and creative way for Portlanders to show their support for parks in front of the City Council. On July 24th, Commissioner Fritz asked the City Council to refer a no-tax-increase park replacement bond to voters and to set the tone for this history-shaping effort. Portland Parks Foundation asked all in attendance to join in singing a revised version of a Woody Guthrie Classic, now entitled "This Park is your Park."


Zion Natural History Association partnered with University of Utah Press to publish a new book for Zion National Park enthusiasts. "A Zion Canyon Reader" is a compilation of writings about Zion Canyon. The book bear witness to conflicting viewpoints versus preservation and locals versus outsiders. Readers will also discover unfamiliar corners of the park and favorite hikes in a new light.

The National Parks Conservation Association collaborated with award winning singer-songwriter, Doreen Taylor, to create an anthem in honor of the splendor and magnificence of our parks with a song and music video, "Colors of the USA," in an effort to draw more people into the parks.


APPL Members featured in articles in Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties magazine:

  • February 2015 - Finds for Under Ten Bucks
  • January 2015 - Public Lands Partner Stores
  • November/December 2014 - Apparel and Fasion Accessories
  • August/September 2014- Tips to Sell More Souvenirs at APPL Stores
  • June/July 2014- Best Dressed at the Park: Advice to Sell More T-Shirts
  • March 2014- From T-shirts to Scarves: Selling More Apparel on a National Stage
  • January 2014- Making Logos a Go: Trends in Custom Park Souvenirs
  • November/December 2013- Names for a Nation: Advice to Elevate Namedrop Gift Sales at National Parks
  • May 2013- Fit To a Tee: The T-shirt Picture at National Parks
  • March 2013- Patches and Pins: Stocking Small Merchandise for Big Profits
  • February 2013- National Parks Souvenirs and Gifts: Enticing Guests to Take the Experience Home
  • January 2013- On a Mission to Make a Statement: How T-Shirts Promote the Goals of Public Lands
  • October 2012- Keeping the Crowds Moving: Strategies for Shopper Turnaround from APPL Stores
  • August/September 2012- Water Bottles, Hiking Sticks and More: How APPL Stores Profit from Active Lifestyle Merchandise
  • June/July 2012- Best Souvenir Picks: Stocking Park and Historic Site Momentos that Sell
  • May 2012 - Taking a Treasure Home: Jewelry and Accessories at APPL Shops
  • January 2012 - Telling a Story with Souvenirs: Native American-made Products Are a Growth Area at National Parks