Find a Designer
Defining Your Needs
Chapter Position Statement: Educational Programs Regarding State Laws & Regulations.
Letter from APLDCA to local agencies adopting amendments to the Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance
Talking Points for APLD Members at City Council and Local Agency meetings
New! March 21, 2011 APLDCA testimony to the California Senate Business & Professions Committee regarding the LATC Sunset Review
Effective January 1, 2005, and as a direct result of concerted effort by APLD® California Chapter members, specific language was added to the California Landscape Architects Practice Act that relates to the practice of landscape design in the State of California.
Read about the statutory changes affecting landscape designers’ right to practice.
View a chart explaining the various types of permitted practice.
Learn more about the California Landscape Architects Practice Act.
California Business & Professions Code (all)
New! How to Participate in the Rulemaking Process
New! LATC Sunset Review Background Paper (LATC Background starts on page 20)
New! Find Your Legislator
The California Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (aka WELO or AB1881) became effective January 1, 2010. Following are some references and resources pertaining to this law.
California Department of Water Resources main WELO page
California Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance as of September 10, 2009
Soil Survey Data from the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service
California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS)
Water Use Classification of Landscape Species (WUCOLS)
Other useful links:
The Sustainable Sites Initiative
U.S. Green Building Council
Build It Green
California Invasive Plants Council
Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency (BAWSCA)