Join ALCC’s Sustainable Landscape Management Initiative

Through our new program, Sustainable Landscape Management (SLM) Colorado, ALCC is setting the standard for landscape maintenance in Colorado. This program will:

  • Create a blueprint for all professionals who maintain landscapes
  • Increase water conservation and reduce plant loss
  • Raise the level of professionalism
SLM’s foundation is simple –applying the right maintenance practices at the right time.
The program consists of a manual outlining sustainable landscape management principles and practices, and a training class. Completion of the training class and a passing score on the exam following the class earns you the Sustainable Landscape Management certificate.

 The SLM Certificate Program will…

  • Certify public and private employees in SLM practices
  • Position your municipality/company as innovative and part of the sustainability solution
  • Showcase maintenance professionals as stewards of sustainability
  • Demonstrate maintenance is part of the water conservation solution – not the problem
  • Level the playing field for all maintenance providers by using the same standards
  • Educate the public on what proper maintenance looks like
  • Attract potential clients and new industry professionals
SLM manual
This manual defines the proper maintenance practices to conserve resources and maximize the natural beauty of our Colorado landscapes. The manual was drafted with input by landscape companies, municipalities, water providers and property managers from across the state. The manual will be available for purchase in fall 2019, and the cost will be $50. The manual is a required purchase for anyone registering for the SLM training classes.
SLM training classes
The SLM training and certificate program will outline sustainable landscape maintenance practices, why they are important and different from prior practices, anticipated outcome of proper techniques, and who will benefit from the application of these techniques and practices. This program is open to ALCC members only. To participate in the training class and earn the SLM certificate, attendees must be employed by an ALCC member company. Purchase of the SLM manual is required in advance of the training class. Training classes will be offered several times a year and the cost will be $125. Contact Melissa Emdin at 303 757-5611 if you would like to receive the training class schedule once it's available.
2020 SLM training class schedule
Feb. 5, 2020 - ProGreen EXPO. Registration open soon.