2018 Federal & State Legislative Priorities Survey

We need your input!

In 2017, ASLA achieved critical legislative successes including working with chapters to successfully stave off state attacks on licensure, upgrade state licensure laws, and achieve licensure in the District of Columbia. On the federal side, ASLA helped to pass legislation to support the National Park Service, promote green infrastructure in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects, and protect and preserve the Land and Water Conservation Fund. ASLA Government Affairs also continues its fight against proposed environmental and climate change rollbacks in federal law.

ASLA works with chapters, state and federal legislators, state and administration officials, and regulatory bodies to advance policies critical to the profession. The purpose of this short 11-question survey is twofold:
  • To formulate ASLA’s federal legislative priorities for the 116th Congress
  • To provide useful data to help guide chapters' state legislative priorities and advocacy efforts


Please read all questions carefully and note if the question is asking for a STATE or FEDERAL response. 


Your ASLA Government Affairs team thanks you in advance for your responses!


* 1. Please rank all of the following STATE policy issues in order of importance to the profession. (You may only select one answer per column.)

  Most Important Least Important
Ability to compete with allied professions for procurement/QBS
Business (taxes, liability, professional corporation)
Climate change and resilience
Codes/ordinances and other policies that restrain/promote the practice of landscape architecture
Community planning & design
Historic landscape preservation
Licensure/deregulation of licensure
Parks & recreational facilities
Pollinators
Sustainable site design
Transportation design & planning (including bike/pedestrian and trails projects)
Water & stormwater management

* 2. Which STATE issues provide the most impact on employment opportunities for landscape architects in your state? (Please select no more than 4.)

* 3. List STATE programs that you or your firm have accessed to fund projects (e.g., grants, tax credits, transportation programs, etc.). Please be as specific as possible.

* 4. List any other STATE issues for your chapter's policy priority list.

* 5. Please rank the following FEDERAL policy issues in order of importance to the profession. (You may only select one answer per column.)

  Most Important Least Important
Climate change and resilience
Community planning & design
Environmental and social justice
HALS and other historic landscape preservation issues
National Park Service and other federal lands
Parks & recreational facilities
Pollinators
Scenic and visual management
Small business (taxes, SBA services)
Sustainable site design
Transportation design & planning (including bike/pedestrian and trails projects)
Water & stormwater management

* 6. What FEDERAL issues provide the most impact on employment opportunities for landscape architects? (Please select no more than 4.)

* 7. Do you or your firm access any of the following FEDERAL programs to help fund projects? (Choose all that apply.)

* 8. Currently, ASLA advocates on behalf of policies, legislation, and regulations that address climate change and resilient design; multimodal transportation design, including bicycle and pedestrian projects; water and stormwater management; green infrastructure and community forestry; designing for pollinators; parks and recreation; national parks and federal lands; and community design. Please list any other FEDERAL issue(s) for consideration for ASLA's federal legislative agenda.

* 9. In what state or U.S. territory do you live?

* 10. Select your current ASLA membership category?

* 11. How many years have you been a member of ASLA?

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