Conservation@Home

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.