Last updated: 5/29/2021
Silver Spring, Maryland
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.

Sunday, March 6 - Thursday, March 10, 2022
2022 Public Land Alliance Convention and Trade Show
St. Louis, Missouri
Each year, nonprofits, land management agencies, and businesses come together to network, learn and share expertise for the benefit of public lands. More info to come soon!
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Wednesday, September 1 - Thursday, September 30, 2021 — Virtual
CANCELLED: Florida Association of Museums 2021 Annual Conference
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31, 2021 — Virtual
Arriving this October: The Western Museum Association Roadshow!
Wednesday, October 6 - Friday, October 8, 2021 — Virginia City, Nevada
Nevada Museum Association 2021 Annual Conference
Virginia City, Nevada
Monday, November 29 - Wednesday, December 1, 2021 — Washington, District of Columbia
2021 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Washington, District of Columbia
Sunday, March 6 - Thursday, March 10, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
2022 Public Land Alliance Convention and Trade Show
St. Louis, Missouri