Protect and Defend
Reasons Why It's Important
All 50 states have recognized that regulation of landscape architecture is necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare. The practice of landscape architecture should keep the public safe from hazards, protect and maximize the use of natural systems and resources, and prevent damage to public or private property from changes in the built environment. The education, experience, and examination required to earn a license ensures that licensed landscape architects can effectively protect the public and our communities from harm.