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


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

  • Upcoming workshops in Texas, 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. 


  • Brigham City, UT - October 1-3, 2014;                     Hosted by Rocky Mountain Power, UAMPS, and US Fish & Wildlife Service; Workshop will include APLIC short course as well as sessions on pole retrofitting techniques, eagles, and sage-grouse. REGISTRATION FORM         AGENDA OVERVIEW     Note: Vendors are welcome to attend the workshop, however, there will not be a vendor trade show at this event.



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.