About Us

Welcome to the ASLA California Sierra Chapter website. We hope you’ll find our site to be an informative and accessible portal to our current and past activities. Herein you will find information about our membership, our mission, our leadership, and how to join and support our chapter.

Our chapter is one of four in the state of California, and one of forty-eight nationwide. Our membership is composed of more than 155 professionals spread over a geographic area that can generally be described as northeastern and central California, from the Oregon border down to Fresno, and from the Nevada state line west to one or two counties inland from the California coastline. Formally, it includes the counties of Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin (except the City of Tracy), Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano (except that area west of a point midway between Vacaville and Fairfield), Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba. This area covers zip codes 93600-93799 and 95600-96199. The map below provides a graphic representation of our Chapter’s geographic extents.

To locate a landscape architect in this area, see our firm and member lists.

The San Joaquin Valley Section

The California Sierra Chapter has one officially designated ‘Section’, the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) Section. A Section is a subset of the larger operating chapter which represents a specific geographic territory. The SJV Section represents our chapter’s membership in the San Joaquin Valley and is officially represented on the Executive Committee by the SJV Section Chair. Please contact the current SJV Chair for more information.

If you are interested in establishing additional sections within the Chapter’s geographic boundaries, please contact the current president at president@sierra-asla.org for more information on the process and requirements.

The UC Davis Student Chapter

Our Chapter is the charter sponsor of the University of California Davis Student Chapter of the ASLA. If you would like to contact their chapter, you can email our Student Organization Committee Chair at studentorganization@asla-sierra.org or visit the student chapter’s webpage.

Our Mission

Our mission as a Chapter is the advancement of knowledge, education, and skill in the art and science of landscape architecture as an instrument of service in the public welfare. To this end, our Chapter promotes the profession through advocacy, education,  communication, and fellowship.  We support the strategic objectives of ASLA National by adapting those objectives into initiatives, outreach events, education sessions and other activities which reinforce our mission at the local level.

Supporting Sierra Chapter

Sierra Chapter is supported by the dues and activity of its members and by sponsorship from industry firms.  For more information on sponsorship opportunities, e-mail our Sponsorship committee.  More information on our 2012 sponsorship opportunities is available here.

Firm and Member Lists

Member Listing The following people are members of the ASLA Sierra Chapter.  If you are a Sierra Chapter member, e-mail us at webmaster@asla-sierra.org to add information to your profile.   FULL_NAME COMPANY CITY Jeff Ambrosia, ASLA Yamasaki Landscape Architecture Auburn Christine A. Anderson, ASLA Elk Grove Margot M. Anderson, ASLA Margot M. Anderson, Landscape Architect …

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Executive Committee

Our Chapter is run on a volunteer basis, by an Executive Committee which is elected yearly by our membership. The election process begins in late April when the Call for Nominations is issued and concludes in late August when the vote of the membership is tallied and reported to ASLA National. Most positions are one-year terms, which …

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Join Our Chapter

To become a member of our chapter, you must first join our parent organization, ASLA National. You can then specify “California Sierra” as your home chapter. There are many benefits to membership and eight different categories to choose from. If you require assistance in selecting which level of membership is most appropriate for you or your organization, please …

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