On June 17, 2014 APLIC celebrated its 25th Anniversary at the Pepco Art Gallery in Washington, DC.


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Click here to view more photos of the 25th Anniversary celebration event.


APLIC Release Eagle/Power Pole Modification Guidance Document

APLIC has produced a document, Developing Power Pole Modification Agreements for Compensatory Eagle Mitigation for Wind Energy Projects, intended to provide considerations and guidance for electric utilities, wind companies, and agencies working on power pole modification agreements for compensatory mitigation for eagle take at wind facilities.

To download the document, click here: APLIC PPM Guidance

APLIC celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2014!

Please visit the website for updates on events throughout the year, including:

  • A 25th Anniversary celebration in Washington, DC

  • Workshops throughout the U.S., including Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, South Dakota, Utah, and California

  • APLIC presentations at various wildlife and industry conferences 


APLIC Participates in Trumpeter Swan Society Conference

APLIC was a sponsor and led a session on avian interactions with power lines and associated infrastructure, including methods to minimize swan/power line collisions at the 23rd Trumpeter Swan Society Conference/5th International Swan Symposium.  For more information, check out the Trumpeter Swan Society's newsletter:


What is an Avian Protection Plan?

An Avian Protection Plan, or APP, is a voluntary, utility-specific program to reduce the operational and avian risks that result from avian interactions with electric utility facilities.  Although each utility’s APP will be different, the overall goal of reducing avian mortality is the same.  APPs are “living documents” that are continually evaluated and refined over time.  APP Guidelines were jointly released by APLIC and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2005.  These Guidelines offer resources for developing an APP.


Upcoming Events and Workshops:

APLIC hosts short courses on avian/power line interactions twice annually throughout the U.S.  Short courses include presentations regarding: regulations and permits; electrical systems; causes and prevention of bird electrocutions and collisions; nest management and protection; and Avian Protection Plans. 
  • Wichita, KS - July 29-31, 2014, Hyatt Regency; Link to registration:  |
    There is a block of rooms reserved under AFWA, Electric Transmission 101 Workshop; those will be held until July 14th, at the reduced rate of $92.00/night. If you don’t reserve a room by July 14th you may lose the reduced rate at this hotel.  Here is the registration link for the workshop location and for information on hotel reservations. Registration will be limited to 60 participants. 

  • Rapid City, SD - October 6-7, 2014 (details forthcoming) Hosted by Black Hills Corporation REGISTRATION FORM
  • Monterey, CA - November 3-5, 2014 (Workshop and Fall Business Meeting) Hosted by PG&E


APLIC Membership

APLIC members include over 50 electric utilities in the United States and Canada as well as the Edison Electric Institute, National Rural Electrical Cooperative Association, Rural Utilities Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.