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Newswire APPL NEWS Supporting Education and Stewardship 2401 Blueridge Avenue Suite 303 Wheaton, MD 20902 Phone: 301 946 9475 Fax 301 946 9478 Newswire is a monthly publication dedicated to news and information on issues important to the public lands community. Deadline for submissions is the third Thursday of each month. Items may be submitted for review and publication to appl@appl.org. To subscribe to Newswire, please send an e-mail with your complete contact information to appl@appl.org. We also encourage you to add your board members to Newswire’s electronic distribution list. Support APPL through the Combined Federal Campaign. Use identification #12051 on your CFC designation form. Interact with APPL and continue the dialogue at: www.facebook.com/appl.fb http://twitter.com/goappl http://linkd.in/vqVDOH www.goappl.wordpress.com www.youtube.com/goappl

October is APPL membership renewal month! Renew your membership by January 2, 2013 for a chance to receive a free a pre-convention seminar registration at the 2013 APPL Partnership Convention and Trade Show in Portland. OR. The renewal package will also contain a copy of our scholarship application. This exclusive member opportunity is available for all APPL sponsored training programs. Scholarship requests for the 2013 APPL Partnership Convention and Trade Show are due December 14. In addition, the mailing will also include a copy of our 2013 Bridge to Tomorrow application and updated information regarding our Reciprocal Discount program. Nominations for APPL’s 2013 Agency Partner of the Year Award and Outstanding Vendor Award are due November 16. APPL member representatives may obtain nomination forms by contacting us at appl@appl.org. Here’s a look some of the topics recently discussed on APPL’s members-only online forums: Our Member Forum participants exchanged ideas and information about the following topics: • Board job descriptions • Traveling Trunks program metrics Our Buyers Forum participants took on the topic of what to call your store in a time when product mixes have expanded beyond publications. Some of their responses included: • Bookstore • Nature Store • A specialty name that aligns with your site theme(s) (Elements at Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association) • Park Store • Visitor Center Store • The [site name] Store What’s your opinion? If you would like to share your thoughts on this topic we’d love to hear them. Send them to us at appl@appl.org. Training News Learn how the APPL Training Corps can assist your organization at www.appl.org. They came from all over the country, from Alaska to Massachusetts to Georgia public lands agency representatives and their non-profit partners - to convene in rustic Golden, CO September 5–7 for APPL’s second Multi-Agency Partnership Academy. Soaking in partnership content presented through a variety of techniques, activities, and games by APPL Training Corps members, participants emerged from the 2½ day academy energized and ready to tackle their partnership matters anew. Postacademy evaluation comments attested to attendee satisfaction:

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• Thanks very much! Great job! • Very well run. Amazing cadre of instructors that were knowledgeable, fun, stayed on topic, and heavily experienced. • Good, open conversation [and] input. APPL presenters are excellent! Plans are already underway for the next Partnership Academy in September 2013 (location TBD). Mark your calendars now! For further information about the 2012 Academy, please contact APPL Education Coordinator Chuck Benjamin at cbenjamin@appl.org. APPL is currently in the planning stages for these upcoming trainings/consultations: • Glacier Association: APPL will conduct a sales outlet review and provide recommendations for store layout redesign for two stores within Glacier National Park. • California State Parks: APPL will reprise its training for California State Parks during the week of December 5 on the topics of fundraising and nonprofit board governance for state cooperating associations. For further information about these or other trainings for your organization, please contact APPL Education Coordinator Chuck Benjamin at cbenjamin@appl.org. Bridge To Tomorrow News Do you know any young professionals involved in the public land community? If so, please share this information with them. The objective of the Bridge to Tomorrow (B2T) program is to provide young leaders an opportunity to develop their professional network and learn more about public land partnerships by attending the APPL Partnership Convention & Trade Show. Please visit the B2T page on the APPL website at www.appl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3335 for more information and application. The application deadline is December 14.

NEWSBITS APPL Training Corps member Kimberlee Riley is the new Assistant Director of the Orange County Regional History Center. A dynamic public/private partnership which began in the 1940s, Orange County and the Historical Society of Central Florida, Inc. continue to partner today in the operation of the Orange County Regional History Center. The museum, which showcases the vast collections of the Historical Society of Central Florida, is housed in the restored 1927 Orange County

Courthouse and features three floors of permanent exhibitions and also presents nationally important limitedrun exhibitions. The museum is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest honor a museum can receive. As Assistant Director, Kimberlee will supervise staff positions and oversee programs and operations including education, exhibits, collections, sales and marketing, development, and facilities maintenance. Additionally, she will be the liaison with Orange County departments on issues of policy and procedures and will represent the museum and Orange County in the community. APPL board member and author Audrey Peterman has just released her second book on the national park experience. Entitled Our True Nature! Finding a Zest for Life in the National Park System, Audrey refers to the book as a layperson's guide to the NPS through my eyes and footsteps. Included are many scenic grand national parks, along with historic areas such as Paul Revere's house; the Liberty Bell; John Brown's Fort; the Ocmulgee mounds and the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. With infectious exuberance, Audrey describes where these parks are, how to get there, where to stay, what to do, and even the best time of year to visit. She says, "it provides the invitation and information that has been so long needed." That the book is written by a woman of color, who has been to all the places described, makes it particularly unique. Autographed, soft-cover, pre-release copies of Our True Nature! are currently on sale for $14.95 (with shipping and handling included). Ebook versions are also available for $9.95, including an accompanying Audio Book. To purchase Our True Nature! Finding a Zest for Life in the National Park System, send check/money order to: Earthwise Productions, Inc.,11200 NW 20th Court, Plantation, FL 33323. Inquiries or bulk sales, please call 404-432-2839. The National Wildlife Refuge Association is accepting nominations for the 2013 National Wildlife Refuge System Awards. The Awards sponsored by the National Wildlife Refuge Association and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, honor outstanding accomplishments by refuge managers, refuge employees, volunteers and Friends groups. Recognizing the excellence of these individuals and groups not only highlights the dedication and devotion of those who support the Refuge System, but also raises awareness about the diversity of the National Wildlife Refuge System, the challenges it faces, and the innovative efforts across the country to meet those challenges.

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Nominations are due no later than November 15. Results will be announced in March 2013. Award recipients will receive a commemorative plaque and a monetary award ($1,000 for Refuge Manager, Employee and Volunteer awards, $2,000 for Friends Group). To learn more about the awards program and to download the required nomination forms, please visit http://refugeassociation.org/people/awards or contact Debbie Harwood at dharwood@refugeassociation.org or 202-417-3803 x 16.

AGENCY NEWS Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has signed a Secretarial Order establishing the America’s Great Outdoors program in the Department of the Interior. The order formalizes the department’s support for President Obama’s landmark initiative to create a 21st century conservation and recreation ethic to reconnect Americans, especially young people, with the natural world. The Secretarial Order identifies projects in all 50 states that the department will help leverage its resources to get over the finish line, including conserving working landscapes; restoring rivers; and helping to create a new generation of urban parks. The secretarial order signed today can be downloaded at www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/upload/AGOordersigned .pdf. Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Land Management Acting Director Mike Pool has announced the selection of Jerome E. Perez as the BLM’s new director for the agency’s state office in Oregon and Washington. Perez is currently the Deputy Regional Forester for the U.S. Forest Service’s Intermountain Region in Ogden, Utah. He succeeds former Oregon/Washington State Director Ed Shepard. National Park Service The important role Latino peoples have played in the history and development of the United States is highlighted in the National Park Service’s newest online travel itinerary, American Latino Heritage. The itinerary, which includes stops at nearly 200 historic sites in 33 states and the District of Columbia, as well as the territories of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands, is loaded with information, images, maps, and essays is available at: www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/american_latino_heritage/ Each destination on the itinerary is connected to a park or program administered by the National Park Service,

including units of the National Park System, National Historic Landmarks, National Heritage Areas and National Historic Trails. Most are sites are also included in the National Register of Historic Places, which the National Park Service expands and maintains. Together they reflect the many diverse ways Latino peoples have contributed to and shaped the rich heritage of the United States for some 500 years. The National Park Service’s Heritage Education Services produced this itinerary in partnership with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers. The American Latino Heritage itinerary is the 55th in the online Discover Our Shared Heritage travel itinerary series and is part of the Department of the Interior’s American Latino Heritage Initiative. The series supports historic preservation, promotes public awareness of history, and encourages visits to historic places throughout the country. Learn more at www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/index.htm. NPS Personnel News: • David Vela has been named as the Associate Director for Workforce Management. As associate director, Vela will manage Human Resources, Learning and Development, and Equal Employment Opportunity programs affecting all employees of the National Park Service (NPS). He will ensure that the NPS has the people with the right skills, at the right place and time to carry out the mission. • Jim Bacon has been selected as the new superintendent of National Park of American Samoa. Bacon will begin his new assignment in November. • H. Tyrone Brandyburg has been selected as the new superintendent of Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. He will report to his new assignment in this month. • Denice Swanke has been named superintendent of Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. She reports for duty at Little Bighorn Battlefield on October 15. • Gayle Hazelwood has been selected as the next superintendent of Stones River National Battlefield. She will begin her new assignment on October 21. • Reed Robinson has been named superintendent of Devils Tower National Monument. Robinson reports for duty on November 18.

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The Intermountain Region has awarded park ranger Jeff Wolin of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument the region’s 2012 Freeman Tilden Award for excellence in interpretation. Wolin, with six other regional winners, is now under consideration for the National Park Service’s national Freeman Tilden Award, which will be presented in November at the National Association for Interpretation’s annual workshop. Wolin was nominated for his vision and work in developing the Park Service’s first Junior Ranger music compact disc, which is scheduled for release this month. Wolin wrote and/or musically arranged, performed and coordinated the production of 19 original songs about a wide variety of national park themes, resources and geographical locales. He wrote them as interpretive learning tools to help diverse youth connect with the national parks. Over the past year, Wolin, who accompanies himself on guitar, performed the songs across the country at a variety of Park Service and Department of the Interior special events. As the idea of producing a Junior Ranger music album began to take shape, he started collaborative partnerships between his Colorado park and the Washington Office, the National Park Foundation, Eastern National Cooperating Association, and New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park. Proceeds from CD sales are expected to provide longterm funding for the national Junior Ranger Program. The Arrowhead newsletter, produced by Eastern National for the Employees & Alumni Association of the National Park Service, is going digital! (Call to Action item #17) Starting with the next issue – coming soon – the Arrowhead will be available only on InsideNPS and will not be printed and mailed to employees’ homes. Providing the newsletter online reduces paper use and mailing costs, and when it's posted there will still be options to download it and print as needed. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nominations from across the Corps to recognize an outstanding Partner for their contributions to the Recreation and Environmental Stewardship programs are now being accepted. Award recipients will be recognized in Portland, OR during the Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL) annual conference, which will be held March 10-14, 2013. Nomination criteria and procedures may be found at http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/employees/cecwon/pdfs/ 12sep24-2012ExcellencePartnerships.pdf.

Please note nominations are due by November 16 to Allen Gwinn, Park Ranger at Raystown Lake, allen.gwinn@usace.army.mil. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service The 2012 Refuge Photo Contest is now open and accepting entries through October 12, the end of National Wildlife Refuge Week. This year Southwest Airlines, the official airlines of NWRA, has generously donated the grand prize of $2,000 and 4 round trip tickets. For more information and contest details please visit www.refugeassociation.org. The Sangre de Cristo Conservation Area has been formally established of as the nation’s 558th unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Noted conservationist Louis Bacon, a longtime advocate and proponent of landscape and wildlife conservation, is donating a conservation easement on nearly 77,000 acres of his 81,400-acre Trinchera Ranch. This action builds on his previously announced intention also to donate a perpetual conservation easement on the 90,000 acre Blanca Ranch, bringing the total amount of permanently protected land to nearly 170,000 acres. When completed, the two easements will represent the largest donation ever to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service). The Blanca Ranch easement donation is expected to be finalized later this year. Colorado Open Lands will jointly monitor and support the conservation efforts with the Service. The agreement marks one of the first cooperative arrangements of its kind among the federal government, a private land trust and a private landowner. For more information about the Service’s partnership work in the San Luis Valley or the Sangre de Cristo Conservation Area, please visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Mountain-Prairie’s homepage at: www.fws.gov/mountainprairie/. The U.S. Senate, led by Senator Chris Coons of Delaware and 25 co-sponsors, has officially designated October 14 – 20, as National Wildlife Refuge Week. The Senate resolution acknowledged the importance of national wildlife refuges for their recreational opportunities, their contribution to local economies and their role in keeping alive the American heritage of hunting and fishing. The resolution also reaffirmed the intent of the Senate to continue working to conserve wildlife and manage the National Wildlife Refuge System for current and future generations. The full text of Senate Resolution 580 can be found at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?r112:S21SE20058:/.

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Robert Steiner, an artist from San Francisco, CA, is the winner of the 2012 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest, the only juried art competition sponsored by the federal government. This is Steiner’s second Federal Duck Stamp Contest win. His art previously appeared on the 1998-1999 Federal Duck Stamp. Of 192 entries in this year’s two-day competition, 17 entries made it through to the final round of judging. Paul Bridgeford of Des Moines, Iowa, placed second with his acrylic painting of a pair of northern shovelers. Gerald Mobley of Claremore, Okla., took third place with his acrylic painting of a pair of northern shovelers. Mobley’s art appeared on the 1985-1986 Federal Duck Stamp. You may buy Federal Duck Stamps at many national wildlife refuges, the U.S. Postal Service, or online at www.fws.gov/duckstamps/stamps.htm. Waterfowl hunters age 16 and older are required to purchase and carry the current Migratory Bird Conservation and Hunting Stamp – commonly known as the Duck Stamp. Conservationists, stamp collectors and others may also purchase the stamp in support of habitat conservation. A current Duck Stamp can also be used for free admission to any National Wildlife Refuge open to the public. Ninety-eight percent of the proceeds from sale of the $15 Federal Duck Stamp go to the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund, which supports the purchase of migratory bird habitat for inclusion into the National Wildlife Refuge System. Electronic files of the artwork can be downloaded from www.fws.gov/duckstamps. Eligible species for this year’s Federal Duck Stamp Contest were the brand, Canada goose, common goldeneye, Northern shoveled and ruddy duck. The Fish and Wildlife Service’s new refuge trail finder enables visitors to search for hiking trails by state, trail name or refuge. Details about each trail include length, grade, slope and special features such as an observation deck, boardwalk or designation as a National Recreation or National Historic Trail. Look for this new web resource at www.fws.gov/refuges/trails/index.cfm.

CONVENTION NEWS Crossing Bridges, Blazing Trails - 2013 APPL Partnership Convention & Trade Show, March 10-14, DoubleTree Hotel, Portland, OR. Details are available at www.appl.org. The 2013 Partnership Convention keynote speakers have been finalized and are ready to address the APPL convention attendees in March on a variety of topics! Monday, March 11 Devora Zack, Only Connect Consulting In the world of public lands partnerships, nobody prepared you professionally for having to deal with messy tidbits like emotions, conflicts, and personalities—all while achieving ever-greater goals and meeting everlooming deadlines. Don’t panic. Devora Zack, author of Managing for People Who Hate Managing, will provide you with the tools to help you succeed and even thrive. She’ll take you through a host of potentially difficult situations, showing how this new way of understanding yourself and others makes managing, and thus working in partnerships with others, less of a stumble in the dark and more of a walk in the park. Tuesday, March 12 Mike Konzen, PGAV Destinations Like all tourist destinations, public lands can benefit from the research and insight provided by the travel and leisure industry. For the past 26 years, Mike Konzen has provided consulting services related to tourism, audience development, master planning, interpretation, design, and construction. He is globally recognized as a leader in tourism, culture, entertainment, attraction, and hospitality design. Mike will share his expertise in trends and other consumer insights related to families, millennials, splurge travelers, and ecotourists that will illustrate how the tracking of such relevant information can impact visitation to public lands. Wednesday, March 13 Marcelo Bonta, Center for Diversity and the Environment Marcelo Bonta speaks and writes passionately about his broad vision of diversifying the environmental movement to audiences around the US. As founder of the Center for Diversity and the Environment, he works with environmental leaders to effectively include diversity, equity, and inclusion in the foundation of their work. A lot of people “talk the talk” when it comes to diversifying audiences and visitors to public lands, but through innovative thinking and practical application, Marcelo “walks the walk.” Come hear some fresh thinking on diversity, equity, and inclusion and the future of the environmental movement.

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We hope you’re looking to forward to hearing these keynote speakers as much as we are! Exhibitor registration for our 2013 Trade Show is now open to the general public and is expected to sell out quickly. Visit www.appl.org to learn more about the trade show and how to register online. In addition you can view a list of registered exhibitors and the exhibit hall floor plan that shows available booths. If you have any questions contact APPL Trade Show Coordinator, Amy Norris, at applts@yahoo.com or at 703-433-5887 (EDT). The 2013 APPL Portland Convention and Trade Show appropriately themed, Crossing Bridges, Blazing Trails, is right around the corner and will be here before you know it! The city of roses is a spectacular host with easy access to all parts of Portland via the MAX light rail system (http://trimet.org/max/), the abundance of public lands both in and around the city, and the rich northwestern culture; not to mention Portland is one of the most sustainable cities in the world. Start planning your trip for the 2013 APPL Convention and Trade Show today!

FEDERAL UPDATES The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has proposed comprehensive reforms to the federal grantmaking procedures designed to reduce audit requirements, modify cost reimbursement rules, and reform complex administrative rules for federal grants to nonprofits and other entities. The reform effort is part of the President’s red-tape review initiative designed to increase efficiency and effectiveness of grant programs by eliminating unnecessary and duplicative requirements. Once the proposals are published, the public will have 60 days to submit comments, and then the OMB will finalize the new guidelines, presumably by early next year. Legislative Update APPL is tracking the following legislation relevant to the nonprofit public land partner community. H.R. 5840 National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act H.R.3415 American Parks American Products Act American Parks American Products Act S. 2268 American Jobs Act HR 12 The Marketplace Fairness Act S. 1832 Jobs Originated through Launching Travel S.2233 Act Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act S. 2237

Track the progress of these bills by visiting www.govtrack.us. To let your congressional representatives know your views on these pieces of legislation visit www.congress.org/congressorg/directory/congdir.tt.

MEMBER NEWS The compelling story of American Latino heritage in the United States from the early 19th century to today is the focus of Eastern National’s new publication, American Latinos and the Making of the United States. Authored by Yale University Professor Stephen Pitti, PhD, the book provides an overview of the Latino journey as personified in the experiences of five historical figures: the exiled Cuban priest Félix Varela, the Mexican American author María Amparo Ruíz de Burton, the Puerto Rican historian and collector Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, the Guatemalan civil rights organizer Luisa Moreno, and the Mexican American politician Edward Roybal. As these figures confronted issues of Manifest Destiny, the effects of war, racial discrimination, and the struggles for human dignity and civic participation, they demonstrated the invaluable contributions Latino heritage has made on American culture, politics, and economics. American Latinos and the Making of the United States is available now for $5.95 on www.eParks.com. For more information about the book and other Eastern National publications and products, please visit www.eParks.com or call 877-NAT-PARK (877-628-7275). The National Parks Conservation Association's Field Guide App has expanded and is now offering information on the flora and fauna in 100 national park units - twice the park resources from their last edition. Their improved app is still available for the iPhone and is now expanded to include Android phones. Coming soon: The app will be enhanced for better usability on iPad. All of the above for the same low price of free! Get the app at www.npca.org/getinvolved/download-field-guide-app.html. The Sequoia Natural History Association is pleased to announce a new theme related product appropriate for all National Parks. National Park Discovery Dice encourages visitors to experience nature and national parks through storytelling, acting, art, and teamwork. This family-style game is portable and includes a special set of dice, timer, storage bag, pencils, and paper. Suggested retail is $12.99. Call Heidi at 559-565-4256 for wholesale information.

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VENDOR SUPPORT NEWS APPL is pleased to welcome the following new donors to our Vendor Support Program. To view a list of all of our current donors visit our VSP directory at www.appl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pa geid=3423. • Deneen Pottery - Benefactor • Prairie Plum Press - Contributor • TripPlan Media - Contributor • Wish Designs - Contributor If your company would like to pledge their support to APPL by donating to the Vendor Support Program for 2013, please contact Nancy Kotz at nkotz@appl.org.

The Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program provides support for identifying, researching, evaluating, interpreting, protecting, restoring, repairing, and acquiring historic confinement sites where Japanese-Americans were detained during World War II. The application deadline is November 1. Visit www.nps.gov/history/hps/HPG/JACS/index.html for more information and application instructions. The Migratory Bird Joint Ventures, Midwest Region program supports monitoring and applied research, projects to address conservation priorities, and proposals related to coordination, outreach, planning, and habitat restoration and enhancement for migratory birds. The application deadline is November 9. Application information is available at www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&opp Id=196353.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES National Endowment for the Humanities’ Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections program provides support to meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting preventive conservation measures that mitigate deterioration and prolong the useful life of collections. Support is provided for preventive conservation measures, which encompass managing relative humidity, temperature, light, and pollutants in collection spaces; providing protective storage enclosures and systems for collections; and safeguarding collections from theft and from natural and man-made disasters. The application deadline is December 4. Details are available at www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/sustaining-culturalheritage-collections The Environmental Education Regional Grants program of the Environmental Protection Agency supports environmental education projects that promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers, and citizens. The program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques, and that will serve as models that can be replicated in a variety of settings. The Agency expects to award one grant for each EPA region. The application deadline is November 21. Learn more at www.epa.gov/education/pdf/solNotice2012.htm.

The Museum Assessment Program (MAP) of the Institute of Museum and Library Services provides support to museums to assess their strengths and weaknesses, and plan for the future. Types of assessment include organizational/institutional assessment, collections stewardship/collections management assessment, and community engagement/public dimension assessment. The Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) provides support to professional conservators to identify conservation priorities. Eligible applicants include museums, aquariums, zoos, gardens, science centers, and historical sites. The application deadline for both programs is December 1. Program details and application information may be found at www.imls.gov/applicants/available_grants.aspx. The North Face has announced the opening of the second cycle of the 2012 Explore Fund™ grant-giving program, which will provide $125,000 in micro-grants to support non-profit organizations that are getting youth outdoors. During this cycle of The North Face Explore Fund, grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to non-profit organizations with activities geared toward fall and winter activities based on three different focus areas: access to front and back country recreation, education for personal and environmental health, and connection to nature that will empower the future leaders of tomorrow. Applications for The North Face Explore Fund 2012 Fall/2013 Winter cycle are now being accepted online through October 8. The most promising projects will be announced on November 7. For more information and to

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apply, please visit the Explore Fund website at www.explorefund.org. Through the Keystone Initiatives Grants Program, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation awards matching grants in the categories of bird conservation, fish conservation, marine and coastal conservation, and wildlife and habitat conservation. Prospective applicants should contact the targeted category’s Keystone Director to discuss project ideas prior to submitting requests in order to help ensure the relevance of funding requests. The upcoming preproposal deadline is November 1; full proposals are due in January. Visit www.nfwf.org/Content/NavigationMenu/GrantPrograms/ ProgramsOverview/Keystones/default.htm for detailed information about the Keystone Initiatives’ objectives. The Conservation Alliance is a group of outdoor businesses whose collective contributions support grassroots citizen-action groups and their efforts to protect wild and natural areas in North America where outdoor enthusiasts spend their time. Funded programs should focus primarily on direct action to protect specific threatened wild places and waterways. The Alliance is not looking for mainstream education or scientific research projects, but rather for active campaigns. Grants of up to $50,000 are provided. Before applying for funding, an organization must first be nominated by one of the Alliance's member companies. The upcoming nomination deadline is November 1. The Alliance will send each nominated organization a request for proposal, including instructions on submitting a full request, which is due December. Grant criteria and application guidelines are available at www.conservationalliance.com/grants/how_to_apply.

EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES November 2012 APPL Board of Directors Meeting, November 102, Arlington, VA. Contact appl@appl.org for additional information. Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Conference, November 8-10, Snowbird, UT. Conference information is available at www.aore.org.

Deadline for nominations for the 2013 APPL Agency Partner of the Year Award, November 14. Member organization representatives who would like more information may contact us at appl@appl.org. Deadline for nominations for the 2013 APPL Outstanding Vendor Award, November 14. Member organization representatives who would like more information may contact us at appl@appl.org. December 2012 Deadline for APPL member scholarships for the 2013 APPL Partnership Convention & Trade Show, December 14. Member organization representatives who would like more information may contact us at appl@appl.org. January 2012 Deadline for 2013 APPL membership renewals, January 2. Members who renew by this date are eligible for a chance to receive a free a pre-convention seminar registration at the 2013 APPL Partnership Convention & Trade Show in Portland. OR. Contact us at appl@appl.org for details. February 2013 Peaks, Plateaus, and Canyons Association meeting, February 12-14, Cortez, CO. Hosted by Mesa Verde Museum Association. Corps Network National Conference, February 10-13, Washington, DC. Log on to www.thecorpsnetwork.org to learn more. March 2013 Crossing Bridges, Blazing Trails - 2013 APPL Partnership Convention & Trade Show, March 10-14, DoubleTree Hotel, Portland, OR. Visit www.appl.org for details. Exhibitor registration is now open. Attendee registration will open in November. May 2013 Book Expo America, May 30 - June 1, Javits Center, New York, NY. More information is available at www.bookexpoamerica.com.

National Association for Interpretation Workshop, March 13-17, Hampton, VA. Details may be found at www.interpnet.com.

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MARKETPLACE Featuring donors to APPL’s Vendor Support Program (VSP). View a directory of all our VSP donors at www.appl.org. VSP Benefactors In August, Safari Ltd honored inspirational teachers in a Back to School Giveaway Contest on Facebook. Based on fan nominations, Diana Mount, 3rd grade teacher at Chinook Elementary School in Vancouver, WA, was selected because of her ability to recognize strengths in children that may be viewed as weaknesses. Mount won an assortment of educational replicas and posters to accommodate her classroom of approximately 30 students. Safari Ltd® also gave each nominated teacher a gift to recognize his or her dedication in the classroom. Safari Ltd® is a 3rd generation, educational toy company, renowned for their dedication to and continued support of learning through the joy of play. For 30 years Safari Ltd® has been a leading manufacturer of innovative, educational toys specializing in authentic hand-painted replicas. Safari Ltd® has licenses with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Monterey Bay Aquarium to produce scale model dinosaur and sea life replica collections, establishing Safari Ltd® as a serious replica company for children and collectors alike. All of their products are lead free. Safari Ltd® philanthropic contributions cover a wide variety of local and global conservation efforts, including Big Cat Rescue, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, the Humane Society of Greater Miami Adopt-A-Pet, New York Cares, the Marine Mammal Center, the Nature Conservancy, National Eagle Center and the Sierra Club. Visit www.safariltd.com for more information. VSP Contributors Do you need to bring your selection of Native American titles into the twenty-first century? Then take a look at the recently released Rez Salute: The Real Healer Dealer by Jim Northrup. Over the past decade, Indian Country has seen great changes, touching everything from treaty rights to sovereignty issues to the rise (and sometimes the fall) of gambling and casinos. With unsparing honesty and a good dose of humor, Jim Northup paints a vivid portrait of Native American culture past, present, and future. Rez Salute is a must-read for anyone interested in contemporary Native life. Jim Northrup is an award-winning journalist, poet, and playwright. He is Anishinaabe, member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

To request a review copy or for more information, please contact Ingrid Estell at Fulcrum Publishing: 406542-6243 or Ingrid@FulcrumBooks.com. A complete list of Fulcrum titles can be found at www.fulcrumbooks.com. Xplorer Maps, LLC, creators of hand-drawn and hand-lettered illustrated maps, has had an incredibly rewarding summer season in and around our National Parks and would like to announce some exciting new developments to help celebrate National Public Lands Day and their support of the APPL Vendor Support Program. Xplorer Maps (www.xplorermaps.com) has recently partnered with Moccasin Lake Ranch in Washington and the non-profit groups of the University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station, the Flathead Lakers and the Sanibel-Captiva Island Historical Society in Florida to create unique hand-drawn maps for their organizations. The main purpose is to raise money and awareness for their public lands through the sale of 300 signed and numbered Limited Edition fine art giclee prints. By the end of 2013, Xplorer Maps will have donated more than $40,000 from just these projects toward conservation and preservation efforts from coast to coast and we are proud and honored to participate in these enriching partnerships. Their featured 2013 hand-drawn National Park illustration will be released at the APPL show in Portland. They have narrowed the selection down to the National Parks of Olympic, Everglades, Acadia, Joshua Tree, ZionBryce Canyon or a collaborative effort among Mt. Rushmore, Devil’s Tower and Black Hills partner organizations. Stay tuned for the announcement in the next edition of Newswire.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE Additional position listings may be found at www.appl.org. Joshua Tree National Park Association is seeking a Managing Director to lead this non-profit organization, which provides support for preservation and educational activities at Joshua Tree National Park. The successful candidate will direct the operations of four visitor center bookstores, as well as educational, merchandising, fundraising, membership and publishing programs. To apply, view the full position description at www.joshuatree.org and submit your resume to Joshua Tree National Park Association, Attn: Recruiting, 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277. The position will start ASAP and is based at Park Headquarters in Twentynine Palms, CA.

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Are you a financial professional with a passion for our national parks? The Yellowstone Association (YA) seeks a Director of Finance and Administration to oversee our finance and human resource operations at Yellowstone National Park. YA has served as Yellowstone's nonprofit educational partner since 1933. They are a strong and successful organization with an annual budget of $7.5 million and a staff of 35 full-time employees. They’re looking for an experienced financial leader who will help take us to the next level. Please see the full posting at http://tinyurl.com/DFASearch or email DFASearch@yellowstoneassociation.org.

RESOURCES Suggest a resource by e-mailing appl@appl.org. Stategic plans and business plans are both important and useful tools for managing your nonprofit organization. Check out the following resources that can help you hone your business planning skills: • Resources on strategic and business planning (National Council of Nonprofits) www.councilofnonprofits.org/strategic-businessplanning-for-nonprofits • The Nonprofit Business Plan: The Leader’s Guide to Creating a Successful Business Model , by David La Piana, Heather Gowdy, Lester Olmstead-Rose, and Brent Copen - www.lapiana.org/ResearchPublications/Publications/Books/ • Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability, by Jeanne Bell, Jan Masaoka, and Steve Zimmerman www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd -0470598298.html • Business Planning for Nonprofits: What It Is and Why It Matters (Bridgespan) www.bridgespan.org/LearningCenter/ResourceDetail.as px?id=2382 • Sample business plans for nonprofits (Bridgespan) www.bridgespan.org/sample-nonprofit-businessplans.aspx • Tools for business planning, creating a theory of change, a case for support, and building a revenue plan (for purchase from Social Velocity) www.socialvelocity.net/tools/

Want more? Visit their training calendar at www.idealware.org/online-training to see a schedule of all upcoming live seminars and to check out their growing library of more than 25 recorded seminars ready to go whenever you need them. LinkedIn has launched Board Connect, a program that allows nonprofit organizations to identify and recruit potential board members. You can find a step-by-step list on how to apply at http://nonprofitorgs.wordpress.com/2012/09/17/linkedinfor-good-launches-board-connect-for-nonprofits/. To sign up for the service visit http://nonprofits.linkedin.com/. Refurbish your cooperating association’s sales outlet with custom made bookshelves, cash wrap counter and book tables in excellent condition with an Amber Cherry finish. Fixtures include 7 tapered book wall cases (84” high), 6 tapered double-sided free standing book cases (54” high), 2 straight wall cabinets (84” high) 2 book tables, 2 three-tiered display tables, 2 magazine wall cases, cash wrap counter with back counter, 3 three-shelf nesting tables (black finish), glass cubed shirt display with base (7’W by 6’H), book case sign holders and acrylic slatwall display shelves. Misc display items include acrylic book stands, slatwall hooks, and t-shirt stands. Fixtures were configured for a 900 sq ft space and can be sold separately. Available from Sundancer Books in Springdale , Utah and available for pick up in October 2012. Can view ad on Craigslist: Salt Lake City, Utah and St. George, Utah. Also available is a Point of Sale Computer System. Dell Computer with integrated credit card swipe keyboard, cash drawer, receipt printer, barcode scanner, pole display and label printer. Microsoft Retail Management System (RMS) software sold separately. Call Therese at 435-772-3400 or email sundancerbooks@yahoo.com for more information.

Idealware is kicking off their fall semester with the following programs in October: • The Email Fundraiser's Toolkit • More Than Apps: Affordable Program Delivery Through Mobile Phones • The Advanced Social Media Decision Maker's Toolkit Association of Partners for Public Lands News and Notes

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