Public Lands Alliance (formerly APPL)
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. PLA began as a conference of cooperating associations that partnered with the National Park Service, but today their membership encompasses nonprofit organizations of all shapes and sizes that enrich the diversity of public lands. In March 2016, they renamed the organization to the Public Lands Alliance. The Public Lands Alliance is a unified community dedicated to the preservation, enrichment and enjoyment of America's most treasured places. This new name aligns their external identity with an 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.