Public Lands Interpretive Association

Since 1981, the Public Lands Interpretive Association (PLIA) has worked to inspire and educate the public about the natural and cultural heritage resources of America’s public lands.

We provide educational and interpretive materials to the public at PLIA sales outlets, in visitor centers, and other facilities, operate campground concessions on Kaibab National Forest, AZ, publish books and other educational materials, develop interpretive products, administer grants, operate Public Lands Information Centers in Arizona and New Mexico, develop, operate and maintain http://www.publiclands.org.

Operating as usual

08/04/2021

Feeling batty? Want to hang out some place cool? Check out Bat Walks at El Malpais National Conservation Area! 🦇 Experience the wonder of these winged creatures.

Feeling batty? Want to hang out some place cool? Check out Bat Walks at El Malpais National Conservation Area! 🦇 Experience the wonder of these winged creatures.

Secretary Haaland Celebrates Expansion of Sabinoso Wilderness, Advancing Effort to Conserve and Restore Public Lands 07/20/2021

Secretary Haaland Celebrates Expansion of Sabinoso Wilderness, Advancing Effort to Conserve and Restore Public Lands

Celebrating New Mexico public lands!

This week, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced they have accepted a land donation that will increase the Sabinoso Wilderness in New Mexico by nearly 50 percent — the largest wilderness land donation in the agency’s history.

https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/secretary-haaland-celebrates-expansion-sabinoso-wilderness-advancing-effort-conserve

Secretary Haaland Celebrates Expansion of Sabinoso Wilderness, Advancing Effort to Conserve and Restore Public Lands Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today announced that the Department of the Interior has accepted a land donation that will increase the Sabinoso Wilderness by nearly 50 percent — the largest wilderness land donation in the agency’s history.

Photos from National Forest Foundation's post 07/15/2021

Happy National Forest Week! We hope you get outside and enjoy all that our nation's forests have to offer!

06/23/2021

Starting today, the Kaibab National Forest in Arizona is closed in order to protect the public from extreme fire danger. This closure includes the campgrounds we operate in partnership with the Forest Service at Kaibab Lake Campground, Dogtown Lake Campground, and White Horse Lake Campground.

While no wildfires currently exist on or in close proximity to the campgrounds we manage, the situation is dynamic and public safety is the main priority.

Please follow Forest Service closures and restrictions seriously and stay safe!

Today starts the closure of the entire Kaibab National Forest. Be aware of our neighboring #forests that are closing too & check their sites for updates. Many factors lead to closures even though we may get a "temporary" reprieve with weather. Details at https://bit.ly/KNF-ForestClosure.

Thank you for your cooperation

Photos from Public Lands Interpretive Association's post 06/21/2021

Last week, our campgrounds team at Southwest Recreation celebrated the installation of a brand new ramada at Whitehorse Campground in the U.S. Forest Service - Kaibab National Forest. We appreciate everyone's hard work getting this ramada ready for campers and families to enjoy.

[Pictured below is the campgrounds team and Forest Service staff in front of the new ramada as well as the campground managers and director cutting the ribbon to celebrate the project].

**PLEASE NOTE: The Rafael Fire began this weekend near Perkinsville, AZ in the Prescott National Forest and may affect availability at the Kaibab National Forest campgrounds. We will provide updates as we learn more. Please know that the safety of our staff and campers is our highest priority!

Help with Public Lands Bookstore in Los Ranchos 06/14/2021

Help with Public Lands Bookstore in Los Ranchos

We're looking for volunteers to help with our public lands bookstore in Los Ranchos, NM! Apply today!

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3184019.jsp

Help with Public Lands Bookstore in Los Ranchos The Public Lands Interpretive Association (PLIA) seeks volunteers to help enhance visitor experiences on public lands. Volunteers will help run the bookstore at the PLIA administrative office in...

06/10/2021

Celebrate Father's Day this year by getting outdoors! Save 10% on all maps and gift cards, June 9th - June 21st 2021.

Use Discount Code 'DADS' at checkout or click on the link to save!
https://publiclands.org/pages/fathers-day-sale

Celebrate Father's Day this year by getting outdoors! Save 10% on all maps and gift cards, June 9th - June 21st 2021.

Use Discount Code 'DADS' at checkout or click on the link to save!
https://publiclands.org/pages/fathers-day-sale

06/02/2021

Join us for our last installment of our Stewardship series featuring the 7 Leave No Trace Principles. Learn how you can be a good steward while on public lands and thank you for watching!
#TeamPublicLands

Join us for our last installment of our Stewardship series featuring the 7 Leave No Trace Principles. Learn how you can be a good steward while on public lands and thank you for watching!
#TeamPublicLands

06/01/2021

Don't miss out, get 10% off all maps and bandanas when you use the code: Memorial or click on the link to shop and save! Sale end 6/1.

https://www.publiclands.org/discount/MEMORIAL?redirect=/pages/shop

Don't miss out, get 10% off all maps and bandanas when you use the code: Memorial or click on the link to shop and save! Sale end 6/1.

https://www.publiclands.org/discount/MEMORIAL?redirect=/pages/shop

05/31/2021
05/26/2021

Check out, our Memorial Day Sale and get prepared to spend the weekend outdoors! Save 10% on all maps and bandanas! Sale runs 5/25 thru 6/1. Use discount code: Memorial or click on the link to shop and save!

https://www.publiclands.org/discount/MEMORIAL?redirect=/pages/shop

Check out, our Memorial Day Sale and get prepared to spend the weekend outdoors! Save 10% on all maps and bandanas! Sale runs 5/25 thru 6/1. Use discount code: Memorial or click on the link to shop and save!

https://www.publiclands.org/discount/MEMORIAL?redirect=/pages/shop

05/26/2021

Join us for our continued series on the 7 Leave No Trace Principles and learn how you can be a good steward.

Join us for our continued series on the 7 Leave No Trace Principles and learn how you can be a good steward.

05/19/2021

Join us for our continued Stewardship Series and learn about how you can be a good steward.

Join us for our continued Stewardship Series and learn about how you can be a good steward.

05/17/2021

We're excited to be operating our bookstores back inside at Sabino Canyon and Palisades Visitor Centers in southern AZ! Please stop by at the hours listed below. We've missed you!

Visitor centers on all ranger districts of the Coronado National Forest are open for in-person customer service. Days and hours are as follows:
• Douglas Ranger District, Portal Visitor Center, outside service daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• Nogales Ranger District, Madera Canyon visitor information booth, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
• Safford Ranger District, Columbine Visitor Center, to be determined.
• Santa Catalina Ranger District, Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, seven days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Palisades Visitor Center, Fridays through Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
• Sierra Vista Ranger District, Carr House, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Safety is one of our core values. We ask that when you visit you follow CDC guidelines and our COVID safe practices as listed below:
• Face coverings must be worn when entering buildings and interacting with Forest Service personnel, who will also be wearing face coverings.
• Hand sanitizer will be provided for visitor use.
• Advance appointments are requested for meetings with Forest Service employees.
• Practicing appropriate physical distancing while in buildings and on grounds.
Photo is Cave Creek VC in the Chiricahuas.

05/12/2021

Join us for our continued series on Stewardship and learn the 7 Leave No Trace Principles.

Join us for our continued series on Stewardship and learn the 7 Leave No Trace Principles.

05/09/2021

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

Timeline Photos 05/06/2021

Join us in celebrating El Malpais Day! Congratulations on 33 years! 🤩👍🎉🎊

https://www.facebook.com/BLMNewMexico/photos/a.179052748791736/4297032160327087/

In 1988, Governor of New Mexico Garrey Carruthers proclaimed May 6 as El Malpais Day to celebrate the newly created El Malpais National Conservation Area (Bureau of Land Management) and El Malpais National Monument (National Park Service).

Why do we choose to protect the public lands that we do? On December 31, 1987, President Ronald Reagan signed Public Law 100-225 creating both public lands. In regard to the National Conservation Area, the legislation states, “In order to protect for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations that area in western New Mexico containing the La Ventana Natural Arch and the other unique and nationally important geological, archeological, ecological, cultural, scenic, scientific, and wilderness resources of the public lands surrounding the Grants Lava Flows, there is hereby established the El Malpais National Conservation Area.”

That same legislation also created the Cebolla and West Malpais Designated Wilderness Areas within El Malpais National Conservation Area.

What is your favorite part of El Malpais?

#YourPublicLands #ReimaginePublicLands #PublicLands75

05/05/2021

Join us Wednesday at 12pm for our continued web series on Stewardship. Learn tips about how you can practice good stewardship while on public lands.

Join us Wednesday at 12pm for our continued web series on Stewardship. Learn tips about how you can practice good stewardship while on public lands.

www.volunteer.gov 05/04/2021

www.volunteer.gov

Fort Craig National Historic Site is looking for volunteers!

Apply today to be the next campground host and to help keep the visitor center open. Fort Craig is a unique military site managed by the Bureau of Land Management near the City of Socorro. Established in 1854, Fort Craig was one of the largest and most important frontier forts in the West.

See details below to apply!

https://www.volunteer.gov/s/volunteer-opportunity/a09t000000BC8EWAA1/fort-craig-historic-site-camp-host

Bureau of Land Management - New Mexico

www.volunteer.gov

05/04/2021

Shop our online store for great deals on forest service maps and may the forest be with you!

https://publiclands.org/pages/maps

Shop our online store for great deals on forest service maps and may the forest be with you!

https://publiclands.org/pages/maps

04/28/2021

Join us Wednesday April 28th at 12pm for our Stewardship Series. Learn about the 7 Leave No Trace Principals and how you can practice good stewardship while on public lands!

Join us Wednesday April 28th at 12pm for our Stewardship Series. Learn about the 7 Leave No Trace Principals and how you can practice good stewardship while on public lands!

04/22/2021

This Earth Day remember to Recreate Responsibly and practice good stewardship while on public lands. 🌿🌵🌻🦋🐞

This Earth Day remember to Recreate Responsibly and practice good stewardship while on public lands. 🌿🌵🌻🦋🐞

04/21/2021

Stewardship Intro Video

Join us this Earth Day for our new series on Stewardship. Learn how you can practice good stewardship while on public lands!

Video Description – A ranger stands around desert plants with high mountains in the distance.

04/20/2021

Join us this Earth Day April 22nd for our new Stewardship series and find out how you can practice good stewardship while on public lands!

Join us this Earth Day April 22nd for our new Stewardship series and find out how you can practice good stewardship while on public lands!

www.volunteer.gov 04/08/2021

www.volunteer.gov

Volunteer Opportunity! The Bureau of Land Management - New Mexico is looking for campground hosts at Rob Jaggers Campground in the Fort Stanton - Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. This public land in Lincoln County, NM is situated at the foothills of Sierra Blanca (White Mountain) to the west and Capitan Mountain to the north. The area has plenty of trails, interesting history and culture, and also includes one of the largest cave systems in New Mexico!

Click the link below to learn more about this position and volunteer responsibilities. Apply today!

https://www.volunteer.gov/s/volunteer-opportunity/a09t000000BDgxrAAD/blm-campground-host-or-host-couple

www.volunteer.gov

03/31/2021

Homesteading

“Homesteading – An El Malpais Fixer-upper.” Meet Ranger Mark at a homestead and natural spring at the head of Armijo Canyon in the Cebolla Designated Wilderness Area.

Video Description - A ranger stands in front of abandoned homestead ranch buildings and at a structure inclosing a natural spring.

03/31/2021

Help Restore Mt Lemmon from the Bighorn Fire! Today is the last day to make the most of your donation through a 1:1 matching opportunity.
As a nonprofit partner to the Coronado National Forest, we know it will take many helping hands to restore this special place. We're matching up to $5,000 in donations.
Your support will directly fund immediate restoration needs.
https://support.nationalforests.org/campaign/southern-arizona-forest-fund/c317956

Help Restore Mt Lemmon from the Bighorn Fire! Today is the last day to make the most of your donation through a 1:1 matching opportunity.
As a nonprofit partner to the Coronado National Forest, we know it will take many helping hands to restore this special place. We're matching up to $5,000 in donations.
Your support will directly fund immediate restoration needs.
https://support.nationalforests.org/campaign/southern-arizona-forest-fund/c317956

03/30/2021

Join us this Wednesday at noon for the last video, in our web series on El Malpais National Conservation Area with Ranger Mark.

Join us this Wednesday at noon for the last video, in our web series on El Malpais National Conservation Area with Ranger Mark.

Videos (show all)

Stewardship Intro Video
Homesteading
An Ancient Toolkit
"Ancient Engineers! Hunting with the Atlatl!"
Did They See What We See?
The Narrows Trivia Answers
El Malpais Trivia Questions
"Why Do They Call it The Narrows?"
Hawaiian Words
Can You See Time?

Products

PLIA operates nonprofit bookstores in Arizona and New Mexico in partnership with the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.

Buy educational and interpretive materials about public lands: books, maps, and products at our stores and online at www.publiclands.org.

Telephone

Address


6501 4th St NW
Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM
87107

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm
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