You’re invited to learn about collaboration in the planning and design disciplines in beautiful Missoula, Montana. From the outset of a project, professional consultants are increasingly working together to develop solutions that are sustainable, cost effective, and valuable. The 2017 Rendezvous, hosted by IDMT Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and the Montana Trails, Recreation, and Parks Association (MTRPA), will feature speakers, topics, and tours that highlight the value of Integrated Design.
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Green, Gray, or Purple – it’s all Infrastructure. This presentation makes the case that while the definition of infrastructure hasn’t changed in thousands of years, what constitutes infrastructure changes with every generation. Today, economic, environmental, and social needs should be seen by planners and designers as complementary and not as competing.
The Art of Managing Stormwater. Participants will be encouraged to use their “whole brains” (as opposed to “right” or “left”) while planning, designing and implementing stormwater management practices. An analysis of current regulatory and design approaches will be contrasted with case studies demonstrating successful challenges to traditional thinking.
Introduce the profession to schools. Connect with foreign colleagues. Find out more at www.asla.org/wlam.
The Idaho/Montana Chapter is teamed with Norway for our international partner. Stay-tuned for a specific event announcement.
It is easy to participate! Use the flyer in the section "How do I Participate" at www.asla.org/wlam and follow the instructions. Remember to post your "Designed by a Landscape Architect" photos on our Idaho Montana ASLA Facebook page.
How safe are your playgrounds? The consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that over 205,000 injuries occur on playgrounds each year, with approximately 15 resulting in death. The Certified Playground Safety Inspector course is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods anywhere. Two nationally-known playground safety experts present 15 hours of training, which includes an on-site playground visit. CPSI designed the pre-course study guide and training to prepare you for the Certified Playground Safety Inspector examination. The examination takes place the morning after course completion.
Nominations are now open for the 2015 National Wetlands Awards
Members interested in nominating someone: a colleague, community member, or anyone else whose work on wetlands they admire can find out more at www.nationalwetlandsawards.org
WORKSHOP FEATURES INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO NORTH AMERICA’S MOST CHALLENGING LARGE LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION ISSUES
Registration open for National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation, Oct. 23-24
Washington, D.C. – North American conservation practitioners and policy-makers will meet here on Oct. 23-24 to consider innovative, landscape-scale initiatives that can provide measurable solutions to some of the most important land and water challenges. Registration is now open for the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation which is open to the public and will attract thought-leaders from the public, private, nonprofit, and academic sectors.
Organizers expect that most workshop participants are people engaged in conservation initiatives that provide practical solutions for addressing large landscape conservation challenges. These challenges include wildlife habitat degradation, threats to water quality and quantity, losses of working farms and forests, and limited public access to urban, rural, and wild open spaces.
“Anyone working on large landscape conservation issues should attend this workshop,” said Joel Dunn, executive director of the Chesapeake Conservancy, the local host of the national workshop and one of twenty partner organizations putting the workshop together. “Participants will help advance our understanding of how the large landscape conservation approach is a new model for creating innovative collaborations and making a greater impact in hundreds of projects and partnerships across the country.”
The NWLLC attendees will share practical, results-oriented tactics and strategies that provide solutions to landscape scale challenges, utilizing the latest information, science, financing mechanisms, and organizational tools.
Outcomes and actionable items from the NWLLC will be shared after the conference through forums and lectures around the country and through content-rich publications that are expected to advance large landscape conservation networks and initiatives across the nation.
Attendees will also have an optional opportunity to visit Mount Vernon, a green oasis in the middle of metropolitan Washington, D.C., and one of the most historic examples of a large landscape protected for the public’s use and enjoyment.
The current cost to register is $250 ($175 for students). After September 22 the registration fee will increase to $325 ($225 for students). The cost to attend the optional Mount Vernon field trip is $30.
Follow #NWLLC2014 for the latest workshop news and updates. For more information about the NWLLC, or to register, visit www.NWLLC2014.org.
To Olmsted, a park was both a work of art and a necessity for urban life. Olmsted’s efforts to preserve nature created an “environmental ethic” decades before the environmental movement became a force in American politics. With gorgeous cinematography, and compelling commentary this film presents the biography of a man whose parks and preservation are an essential part of American life.
Aired: 06/20/2014 / 55:28 / Rating: TV-G
The Governor’s of both Montana and Idaho have proclaimed April as Landscape Architecture Month. This month, especially on Arbor Day, people are encouraged to plant and care for trees and to acknowledge the quality of life that trees and green spaces contribute to our lives.
The National Landscape Architecture Month (NLAM) 2014 has spurred a country-wide discussion about the profession’s role in the most important issues facing our country, such as reducing childhood obesity, cleaning the air, greening the streets, and urging people to get out and take advantage of the great parks and landscapes available to them. Landscape architects will join across the country during the month of April to promote the landscape architecture profession to students, specifically underrepresented minorities. They’ll hold public events showcasing just what can be done through hands-on work with the public, speaking engagements, and in-school presentations. Working with landscape architects, communities can promote health and well-being by encouraging the development of environments that offer rich social, economic, and environmental benefits. Healthy, livable communities improve the welfare and well-being of people by expanding the range of affordable transportation, employment, and housing choices through "Live, Work, Play" developments; incorporating physical activity into components of daily life; preserving and enhancing valuable natural resources; providing access to affordable, nutritious, and locally produced foods distributed for less cost; and creating a unique sense of community and place.
To find out about Idaho and Montana events, please contact the Idaho Montana office of ASLA at 208-321-2389, by email at email@example.com or by visiting our website at www.idmtasla.org.