If you’re a fan of the great outdoors and nature (or shopping for someone who is), the Public Lands Interpretive Association’s online store is an excellent retail destination.
Should you find yourself in Albuquerque, you have the option to visit their physical store at 6501 Fourth Street NW Suite I to buy gifts, maps, and various guides in person. Though other branches of the nonprofit provide a selection of products, it’s solely the inventory at the Albuquerque location that has the same offerings as theri online inventory.
As the holiday season nears, it’s an ideal opportunity to find gifts for loved ones while simultaneously backing a crucial nonprofit organization!
What Can You Find in the Store?
The Public Lands Interpretive Association (PLIA) is best recognized for its extensive collection of maps covering public lands in the Western U.S., but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. They offer a multitude of books on various subjects ranging from hiking trails and cycling routes to wildlife identification, regional history, and even guides on desert gold prospecting. They also feature New Mexican cookbooks to help you prepare your next meal. These resources are available both online and at their Albuquerque location.
In addition to this, the store supplies compact field guides that cover the identification of everything from birds and trees to reptiles, amphibians, mammals, insects, and even how to administer emergency first aid. These guides are perfect for tucking into your pocket or backpack for your future adventures.
For those who want to display their outdoor enthusiasm, the store stocks apparel like T-shirts, caps, and bandanas featuring local wildlife. Also available is their much-loved “Advice from a . . .” series of bookmarks, as well as notecards, coffee mugs, and a variety of other items.
Kids are not overlooked either; the store provides stuffed animals, books tailored for younger readers, and a versatile 7-in-one tool designed for the budding adventurer.
The Public Lands Interpretive Association is a nonprofit dedicated to enlightening and motivating visitors to America’s public territories.
Shop Online or in Person
For the most extensive array of products, either browse the website or head to the Public Lands Interpretive Association’s Albuquerque location at 6501 Fourth Street NW, Suite I.
While the organization does run additional stores in places such as the Smokey Bear Ranger District Office and the Santa Fe Bureau of Land Management Office, these outlets carry a more limited range of items. You might find a Public Lands Interpretive Association store at numerous visitor centers on public lands you might visit.
Why Shop at PLIA?
By shopping with PLIA, you’re directly aiding their core objective of educating and engaging public lands visitors. They’re currently working on noteworthy initiatives like a collection of safety instruction videos, a digital re-creation of Fort Craig situated south of Socorro, as well as complimentary summer camps for middle school girls and in-class educational sessions for middle schoolers. Your spending actively sustains these endeavors and several others. Read about PLIA’s El Malpais Community Arts Program here.
About the Organization
The Public Lands Interpretive Association operates as a 501 c(3) charitable organization dedicated to advancing public lands stewardship in both Arizona and New Mexico via educational and service activities.
PLIA collaborates with government agencies like the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service to produce and market educational literature, merchandise, and geographical charts at visitor centers and administrative offices. Furthermore, they manage camping sites in the Kaibab National Forest and provide visitor guidance at the Public Lands Information Center situated in Santa Fe, New Mexico.