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 



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. 

APLIC's Spring Workshop will be held in St. Pete Beach, FL, on May 13 - 15, 2014




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.