Join the Public Lands Alliance

Our Members

Public Lands Alliance Members are existing or emerging 501(c)(3) nonprofits that partner with federal, state and local land management agencies to protect and preserve our nation's parks, forests, refuges and heritage areas. Together, they generate over $250 million in grants, programs and contributions on more than 600 public lands sites and they serve as a backbone for keeping our nation's special places enjoyable and protected. 

Our members are:

  • Cooperating associations developing and retailing interpretive publications and products.
  • Friends groups and foundations raising philanthropic funds and advocating for our public lands.
  • Educational partners managing field institutes and residential learning programs.
  • Nonprofits supporting public land stewardship through volunteer and youth engagement programs.

Are you a for-profit company looking to get involved? Learn about becoming a Corporate Partner here.

Benefits of Membership

Public Lands Alliance Members receive discounts and benefits throughout the year, including but not limited to:

  • Representation on public lands issues in Washington, D.C. with policy makers and legislators
  • Discount on staff and board member registration for our annual Convention and Trade Show
  • Access to Connected Communities - an online platform that connects members and shares resources
  • Ongoing education and training programs for staff and board members with access to videos in the Resource Library
  • Access to comprehensive and discounted insurance through MDP Programs
  • Access to our reciprocal discount program (for organizations with retail sales outlets)
  • Eligibility for scholarships at our events
  • Discounted cyber security services through Tech Impact

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Membership Categories and Pricing

Choose the membership category that best fits your organization:

  • Public Lands Partner
    Cooperating associations, friends groups, foundations, educational partners and other 501(c)(3) nonprofits that support public lands and the enrichment of their visitors through a formal agreement with a public lands management agency. Membership dues are based on your organization's adjusted gross (gross revenue minus restricted funds that are not available for operations).

    Adjusted Gross Revenue       Annual Dues      Adjusted Gross Revenue       Annual Dues     
    Less than $100,000 $100 Less than $2,000,000 $2,300
    Less than $250,000 $250 Less than $3,000,000 $3,450
    Less than $500,000 $525 Less than $5,000,000 $5,650
    Less than $1,000,000 $1,175  Less than $7,000,000 $8,425
    Less than $1,500,000 $1,750 Greater than $7,000,000 $8,950

  • Emerging Public Lands Partner
    Organizations in the process of obtaining 501(c)(3) status or an agency partnership agreement. Membership dues are $100 per year.

  • Nonprofit Ally
    National organizations that support the public lands community but are not affiliated with a particular park, forest, refuge or other public land. Membership dues are $1,600 per year.

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The Public Lands Alliance is the only national organization created by and for nonprofit organizations whose missions are to preserve and protect all of America’s public lands and enhance the experience of their visitors.

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Member Benefits

View the full list here to see the value of your membership.

Reciprocal Discount Program

If you're a member of one of your favorite public land sites, you may be eligible for discounts at sites across the nation! Click here to learn more.

Questions about Membership?

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