Join the Association of Partners for Public Lands today and become a part of the national community working together to support our nation’s most special places.

Together we are a strong voice for public lands partnerships in Washington, D.C. We convene land management agency leaders and nonprofit executives to learn from one another and outside experts —sharing best practices and strategies and engaging in critical dialogue about the future of public lands partnerships. We help nonprofits make smart business choices, saving them both time and money.

Benefits

As a member of the Association of Partners for Public Lands, your nonprofit organization receives these exciting and valuable benefits:

For a full list of benefits, click here.
 

Eligibility

To be eligible for membership within APPL, your nonprofit organization must have:

  • A mission that seeks to preserve our public lands and enrich those who use them
  • A formal agreement with one or more public lands agencies (or are in the process of obtaining)
  • A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt destination (or are in the process of obtaining)

If you are joining APPL for the first time, you must provide us with verification of both your agreement with a public land agency and IRS designation.
 

Membership Categories and Dues

  • Gross Revenue
    (less restricted income)
    Annual
    Dues Level
    Less than $100,000 $100
    Less than $250,000 $250
    Less than $500,000 $500
      Less than $1,000,000 $1,100
      Less than $1,500,000 $1,650
      Less than $2,000,000 $2,175
      Less than $3,000,000 $3,250
      Less than $5,000,000 $5,350
      Less than $7,000,000 $8,000
     Greater than $7,000,000 $8,500
    Public Lands Partner: For an organization that partners with specific parks, forests, refuges or other public land sites.
    Join APPL today as a Public Lands Partner.

    Annual membership dues are based on your organization’s adjusted gross revenue for the previous year (see chart to
    the right).

    Calculate your organization's adjusted gross revenue by taking your entry to IRS Form 990 Line 12 and then subtracting restricted funds that are not available for operations. APPL does not assess higher annual dues from members who, for example, launch a successful capital campaign or fundraise specifically for an educational program. 
     
  • Emerging Public Lands Partner: For an organization that has not yet received its 501(c)(3) status or is in the process of obtaining an agency partnership agreement. (Annual membership dues = $100) Join APPL today as an Emerging Public Lands Partner.
     
  • Nonprofit Ally: For a national organization that supports the public lands community but is not affiliated with a particular park, forest, refuge or other public land. (Annual membership dues = $1,500) Join APPL today as a Nonprofit Ally.

Emerging Public Lands Partner and Nonprofit Ally members receive all the benefits of a Public Lands Partner member, although they do not have voting rights within the Association.
 

Questions

Have questions about APPL membership? Contact Karen Dallett by email or at 301-9469475 ext. 223.