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Mesa Verde offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to A.D. 1300. Mesa Verde National Park protects over 4,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.
The Mesa Verde Foundation (MVF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, philanthropic partner to Mesa Verde National Park. Its mission is "to fund capital improvements, projects and educational endeavors for Mesa Verde National Park that promote an understanding of its cultural and natural resources."
Concessions at Mesa Verde National Park are managed by ARAMARK, an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service. ARAMARK operates the overnight accommodations, food services, gift shops, and tours at Mesa Verde.
Linked by terrain, mission, and purpose, members of Peaks, Plateaus & Canyons Association (PPCA) collaborate to promote understanding and stewardship of the Colorado Plateau. We support and fosters professionalism among member organizations through cooperation in mutually beneficial projects, networking, and training.
The Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL) is a not-for-profit organization working to enhance the potential of its members, who are dedicated to public understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of America’s natural and cultural heritage. Through education, information, and representation, APPL promotes the vitality of its members and their programs of service and support to the agencies who oversee this nation’s public lands.
Nonprofit partner associations operate educational sales on public lands nationwide and many offer reciprocal discounts to members of other associations. Discounts vary from association to association and proof of membership may be required for discounted purchases. Click here to view the list of participating associations.