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 SLM manual will be available in summer 2019. 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.
Beginning in fall 2019, companies will be able to send their employees to training classes to educate them on SLM practices. After completing the training class and subsequent exam, individuals can earn the SLM certificate. 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.

 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

If you are interested in being an SLM instructor, please contact Melissa Emdin at 720 307-5092 or [email protected] by Sept. 13. We anticipate hosting our first class in fall 2019.