About AAPL

Advocates for Access to Public Lands (AAPL) was started in 2002 by local residents in Bishop CA who believe that all forms of recreation & land management go hand in hand with conserving our natural resources. AAPL is opposed to reducing public access, as this is not in the best interest of the public or the land. AAPL is concerned about inappropriate Wilderness proposals that may reduce public access to the best remaining multiple use lands.

There are some things you just cannot put a price on; the annual family camping trip to that remote spot at the end of the forest road, mountain biking with your friends in the backcountry, trail bike riding on primitive forest trails, fishing with your child at your dad’s favorite spot, 4x4ing up that old logging road to your secret hunting camp.

Of course, the key to enjoying all these special times is access to your public lands.

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to ensure your grandchildren are able to enjoy all the same special places?

There is a way. It's is called the Semi-Primitive BackCountry Recreation Designation. It will preserve access to public lands for future generations. It will ensure that your grandkids are still able to ride a trail bike on existing forest trails to your favorite remote mountain lake. Allow disabled people to reasonably access the backcountry on ATV’s or 4x4’s, on designated trails. It will promote greater biodiversity through active management under the strictest regulations in the world. It will preserve access for all types of recreation which will, in turn, provide greater tourism income for local economies, as well as jobs for renewable resource harvesting & thinning projects to keep the land healthy & reduce wildfire fuels.

What a great legacy to leave for our kids. Providing them with access to their public lands through recreation, while ensuring better forest health. Let’s make sure they can refresh & recharge by getting out in the backcountry. Click here to help fund access to your public lands.