Thanks to all membership for allowing me to participate and attend the Trustee Mid Year Meeting and Advocacy Day in Washington DC this May.  As my first venture into the world of Trustee work, I learned that the Trustee group operates much like any board where staff pr...

March 19, 2019

Monique Anderson, of Anderson Land Planning, worked to construct the Sitka Community Playground at Crescent Harbor Park this past year. Not only was this an incredible volunteer-run project, but also happened because of LWCF funding, which was recently signed into law....

March 12, 2019


(Article courtesy of ASLA National)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 12, 2019) –The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has long advocated for permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). For over fifty years, LWCF has protected lands in e...

December 5, 2018

The Alaska Design Forum reached out to the chapter for an 

Alaska Chapter ASLA is proud to be the major sponsor of the upcoming Alaska Design Forum showing of "Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf." This is BIG for us, because its something new for our chapter!

"Five...

Licensure, Lobbying, and Landscape Architecture

“Educate Before you Advocate”: this was the main message of a recent webinar ASLA National presented on the 2019 Legislative Season.  If we can work everyday with this approach, educating through our professional work, edu...

August 31, 2018

I wanted to connect you all to the Anchorage Design Week calendar of events, and in particular the Inclusive Play Symposium, happening Wed., Sept. 12th and Thurs., Sept. 13th at the Anchorage Museum. Links below.

This event is being hosted by a number of collaborating p...

An areal view at the intersection of Front Street and Seward Street downtown. (Photo Courtesy Josh McGraw via Juneau Empire)

A great feature in the Juneau Empire about placemaking efforts in the downtown core of our state capital! Michelle Elfers, PLA at the City and Bo...

The students, teachers, parents, and ASLA volunteers at Campbell Elementary made a ton of progress on their Wolverine Park Anchorage Park Foundation Challenge Grant this spring! They cleared invasive plants and built one of their outdoor classrooms. A huge thanks to th...

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