Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What does it mean to be Conservation@Home certified?
A: Conservation@Home is a regional certification program recognizing homeowners who have met the standards outlined on the BACT Conservation@Home certification checklist. To schedule a visit click here.
Q: What is the cost for a Conservation@Home consultation?
A: A one-hour Conservation@Home consultation is free for BACT members and $50 for non-members. This fee includes a one-year membership to BACT and a certification yard sign if property is certified.
Q: Can Conservation@Home help me reduce the amount of water used to maintain my landscaping?
A: Yes. Native plants are adapted to our unique soils and climate enabling most of them to survive drought, flood, and fire.
Q: Can I get Conservation@Home certification if I live in town?
A: Yes. You don’t need to live on an acreage to get certified. You simply need a landscape that contains native plants and trees, food and shelter for wildlife, and reduces runoff and pollution.
Q: Can I get certified, but keep some turf grass for the kids to play on?
A: Yes. The goal of Conservation@Home is not to eliminate all turf grass. Landscaping with native plants in strategic parts of the yard along with turf grass adds beauty as well as conservation benefits.
Q: Can Conservation@Home provide organic alternatives to chemical pesticides and herbicides?
A: Yes. The Conservation@Home program provides information to landowners seeking non-chemical controls for weeds and pests. In some cases, limited chemical application may be recommended for eliminating invasive species.
Q: How do I get started?
A: To get started with a home consultation, click here or contact our office at (847) 387-3149.