University of Nebraska Lincoln

The University of Nebraska Lincoln was granted a 4-star Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation as awarded by the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS), it was announced by Accreditation Facilitator Joe Jackson, CGM. The University first received notification in June.

“Excellence in landscape design and post-installation maintenance was on full display at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The organization’s ability to effectively tell the story and show the evidence of sound grounds management practices was very impressive,”  said Jackson.

Campus Landscape Architect, Emily Casper, developed the accreditation submission and received the honor on behalf of the school.

The PGMS Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation program is a dynamic evaluation tool designed to be used by facilities and organizations that have a landscape services or grounds component. Through peer expertise, the program evaluates strategic grounds management principles and practices that produce and guide the delivery of properties to an attractive, healthy, sustainable and high quality state, states PGMS. The accreditation focuses on three categories: environmental stewardship, economic performance, and social responsibilities. The program has four levels of accreditation (1, 2, 3 and 4–star.) It is designed to not only recognize excellence but to provide a means by which facilities can measure growth and improvements in meeting the goals of best practices.