Terra Nova Landscaping, Lawns and Gardens, has always utilized the B.C. Landscape Standard on all of its client’s properties. This is the same standard used by the BC Society of Landscape Architects. It ensures consistency and professionalism in all of our landscape projects. From consulting and design, through installation and maintenance.
The B.C. Landscape Standard has recently been incorporated into the new “Canadian Landscape Standard (CLS)”.
Recognized by the Government of Canada. The standard has also been incorporated into the Red Seal Occupational Standards for Landscape Horticulture. (Terra Nova has Red Seal Landscape Horticulturists on staff. Plus other Landscape Canada and International Society of Arboriculturist and Integrated Pest Management-IPM certified employees.
The Public Services and Procurement Ministry has determined the Canadian Landscape Standard reflects what they have long aspired to do in the conceptualization and realization of landscape projects across Canada.
They are conducting a further review of their policy, with CNLA (Canadian Nursery and Landscape Association) working with the Deputy General to further the discussion related to living green infrastructure and the CLS.
The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) held Red Seal Occupational Standards (RSOS) workshops in Ottawa this January 2017, with the result that the CLS are now incorporated into the Red Seal Occupational Standards for Landscape Horticulture.
Congratulations to all the people in BC and across Canada who worked diligently to have the BC Standard nationalized, and integrated into these important documents and programs. Particular thanks go to:
•Christene LeVatte, CNLA Past President, Nova Scotia
•Phil Paxton, CNLA 1st Vice, Alberta
•Jeff Foley, BCLNA Past President
•Plus many, many more….
Many years ago I worked on the BC Landscape Standard 6th edition. This was the predecessor of the New, Canadian Landscape Standard. Unfortunately, Volunteering with the Landscape Association took too much time away from running my business.
Note: As we have Red Seal Journeyperson Landscape Horticulturists on staff,
Terra Nova Landscaping is qualified to sponsor Apprentice training through the ITA of BC. Industry Training Authority.