Street Address
2401 Blueridge Avenue
Suite 303
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Mailing Address
2401 Blueridge Avenue
Suite 303
Silver Spring, MD 20902
phone: 301-946-9475
fax: 301-946-9478
Dan Puskar, Executive Director
Amy Matthews, Marketing & Finance Coordinator
phone: 301-946-9475
Chuck Benjamin, Education Coordinator


The Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL) fosters stewardship and appreciation of public lands and historic sites through effective partnerships. This is achieved through five functional areas of focus that include:

  • Capacity Building
  • Collective Representation
  • Information Sharing and Dialogue
  • Marketing and Public Awareness
  • Membership, Operations and Governance
APPL works to enhance public understanding, appreciation,and stewardship of America's natural and cultural heritage. 80 organizations, with a combined presence on almost 500 of our nation's finest natural and cultural areas, belong to APPL. APPL members are essential partners to public land agencies, providing significant services and financial support.


APPL is goverend by a Board consisting of a minimum of eleven directors, a majority of whom are either board or staff of full APPL member associations. All nominees for Board positions are screened and recommended by a Nominating Committee and approved by the full APPL Board of Directors.