Colorado Public Works Journal, Fall 2020

46 Colorado Public Works Journal Sustainable Landscape Management Colorado (SLM) is an initiative that educates landscape professionals in sustainable practices. The pro- gram was developed by Associated Landscape Contractors Association (ALCC) in collaboration with the Arizona Landscape Contractors Asso- ciation (ALCA), which has seen great success in Arizona with its own SLM program. SLM incor- porates Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Colorado landscapes into a more practical ap- plication. It is a blueprint for successful land- scapes based on a simple practice–applying the right maintenance practices at the right time. by Cherie Courtade Sustainable Landscape Management Images © Environmental Designs, Inc What is SLM ?